Policy Dissemination Research

Elizabeth A. Dodson, Ross C. Brownson, Stephen M. Weiss

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This chapter outlines key issues of evidence-based theories and frameworks for policy dissemination research, discusses policy intervention design, and specifies potential challenges that may be faced in policy dissemination research. It provides entry points into a rapidly growing and widely dispersed literature that crosses multiple disciplines, including public health, political science, and economics. Because the field of dissemination and implementation research is so new, the "implementation" literature on setting-specific evidence-based interventions is sparse; therefore, the remainder of the chapter focuses instead on policy dissemination research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDissemination and Implementation Research in Health
Subtitle of host publicationTranslating Science to Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199933242
ISBN (Print)9780199751877
StatePublished - May 24 2012


  • Dissemination and implementation research
  • Evidence-based theories
  • Health policy
  • Policy dissemination
  • Policy intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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