A new special issue of Health Services Research, which I co-edited with Amy Kilbourne, PhD and Arleen Brown, MD, PhD, focuses on the translation of research into policy and action. This issue features work at the intersection of evidence-based policy evaluation, implementation science, and community engagement — our goal was to highlight work that bridges the gap between evidence generation and policy action.
In a commentary providing an overview of the issue, we write:
Science fails to make a real-world impact on health without adequate investment in implementation science and community-engaged research. Implementation science, or the study of strategies that promote uptake of research into the real world, must be coupled with an active and ongoing partnership with communities affected by the studied issues, so that scientific results are meaningful and used by the broader population.
Check out the entire issue here!
This issue was made possible with support from the Veterans Health Administration Health Services Research & Development Service.