Partnerships for Research and Exchange: Online Networking in Public Health/Health Promotion Research, Decision Making, and Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150280
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnerships for Research and Exchange: Online Networking in Public Health/Health Promotion Research, Decision Making, and Practice
Abstract:
Partnerships for Research and Exchange: Online Networking in Public Health/Health Promotion Research, Decision Making, and Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:DeCorby, Kara, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:McMaster University
Title:project coordinator
Co-Authors:Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD
Objective: Develop an online resource to address information and networking needs of Canadian public health and health promotion decision makers. Design: Qualitative analysis of interview and focus group data. Population: Public health/health promotion decision makers within appropriate federal/provincial ministries, coordinators, directors, and consultants working in non-government organizations, and medical officers of health, program directors and managers in local and regional health units. Sample/Setting: Fifty-four individual interviews and 9 focus groups in Canadian provinces and territories. Concept: Development of an online resource to link and support researchers, decision makers, and practitioners. Methods: Individual interviews conducted November 2001 – May 2002, with data using Nvivo software. Results of individual interviews informed 9 focus groups conducted October 2001 – January 2003. Findings: Considerable support for the creation of an online, interactive registry of effectiveness evidence. Conclusions: This project has produced a prototype which can be made accessible as an easy-to-use, interactive web site hosting a registry of all systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions published since 1985. The registry is part of a multi-component strategy for providing support in accessing and interpreting research evidence, and connecting with other users who are part of an online community. Implications: The site will provide practitioners an opportunity to receive updates regarding new research evidence/opportunities in their respective fields and post information about successes and challenges with respect to programming and policy. Contact information and links will facilitate follow up with questions and suggestions, and formation of new contacts. In addition to promoting dissemination and uptake of research evidence, the site will provide opportunities for linking researchers, practitioners and decision makers in online communities related to areas of practice/study. Providing a venue for creation of online communities will facilitate global networking and knowledge transfer, generating new research and partnership building opportunities.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnerships for Research and Exchange: Online Networking in Public Health/Health Promotion Research, Decision Making, and Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150280-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Partnerships for Research and Exchange: Online Networking in Public Health/Health Promotion Research, Decision Making, and Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">DeCorby, Kara, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">McMaster University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">project coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kdecorby@city.hamilton.on.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Develop an online resource to address information and networking needs of Canadian public health and health promotion decision makers. Design: Qualitative analysis of interview and focus group data. Population: Public health/health promotion decision makers within appropriate federal/provincial ministries, coordinators, directors, and consultants working in non-government organizations, and medical officers of health, program directors and managers in local and regional health units. Sample/Setting: Fifty-four individual interviews and 9 focus groups in Canadian provinces and territories. Concept: Development of an online resource to link and support researchers, decision makers, and practitioners. Methods: Individual interviews conducted November 2001 &ndash; May 2002, with data using Nvivo software. Results of individual interviews informed 9 focus groups conducted October 2001 &ndash; January 2003. Findings: Considerable support for the creation of an online, interactive registry of effectiveness evidence. Conclusions: This project has produced a prototype which can be made accessible as an easy-to-use, interactive web site hosting a registry of all systematic reviews on the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions published since 1985. The registry is part of a multi-component strategy for providing support in accessing and interpreting research evidence, and connecting with other users who are part of an online community. Implications: The site will provide practitioners an opportunity to receive updates regarding new research evidence/opportunities in their respective fields and post information about successes and challenges with respect to programming and policy. Contact information and links will facilitate follow up with questions and suggestions, and formation of new contacts. In addition to promoting dissemination and uptake of research evidence, the site will provide opportunities for linking researchers, practitioners and decision makers in online communities related to areas of practice/study. Providing a venue for creation of online communities will facilitate global networking and knowledge transfer, generating new research and partnership building opportunities.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:20:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:20:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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