AcademyHealth: Syringe exchange and policy change

One of the most common questions I get is, “How do you translate and disseminate research to make a maximum impact on policy?” It’s an uncomfortable question because there’s little, if any, science on the issue. I have a little to say about it, but not a lot — and certainly not a lot I have confidence in.

A few papers I cover in my latest AcademyHealth post is very helpful in this regard. The context is syringe exchange program policy. The questions: Why is it controversial? How does that fact make policy change difficult? And what can be done about it anyway? Go read!



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