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Evaluating Health PromotionPractice and Methods$
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Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199569298

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.001.0001

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Getting findings into policy

Getting findings into policy

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(p.197) Chapter 15 Getting findings into policy
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Evaluating Health Promotion
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Carol Tannahill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.003.0015

One criterion against which to measure the success of an evaluation is whether it is of use. This chapter focuses on the usefulness of findings for policy-makers. It starts by looking briefly at the concept of evidence-based policy-making and then reviews some of the ways in which policy might be influenced by research ideas and findings, illustrating these processes with an example from Scotland.

Keywords:   health promotion evaluation, evidence-based policymaking, health policy, Scotland, usefulness of findings

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