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Lost in Translation: Risks to research-driven service improvement n the environment of macro health reform

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Boyer, K and Orpin, P and Walker, J, Lost in Translation: Risks to research-driven service improvement n the environment of macro health reform, conference proceedings, 6-7 March 2012, Brisbane, pp. 1. (2012) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

One proven key to translating research into policy and practice is to ensure the committed engagement of influential practitioners throughout the research process. The understanding and relationships on both sides which flow from this involvement ensures there are strategically placed people within the relevant bureaucracy to act as research translators and champions for the implementation of the research evidence. BUT what happens when the key is broken by larger structural reforms? Our Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage study was seeking to develop responsive service models to support social engagement , and consequent enhanced wellbeing, among rural older people. We also felt the outcomes could enrich national Home and Community Care (HACC) guidelines and approaches. Our ‘partners’ in this research were the State health agency in Tasmania (DHHS) and the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS), whose policy leaders and key practitioners were involved in the project from the development of the application.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:primary health care, health reform, research collaboration, research translation
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Policy Evaluation
Author:Boyer, K (Ms Kim Boyer)
Author:Orpin, P (Dr Peter Orpin)
ID Code:79682
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2012-09-27
Last Modified:2012-11-19
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