Traditional and New Methods for Disseminating What Works

Public Health Systems Research
Traditional and New Methods for Disseminating What Works
By Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post (moderator); Glen Mays, Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers; David Kindig, Blogger for Improving Population Health
Tuesday, March 26, 1:00pm EDT

Featured Presenter(s):

Sarah Kliff covers health policy for the Washington Post. Sarah joined the Post in August 2011 from Politico, where she authored Politico Pulse, a daily health policy tipsheet. Prior to Politico, Sarah was a staff writer at Newsweek covering national politics. Her work has appeared in National Geographic and the BBC, and she is a recipient of fellowships from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Annenberg School of Journalism.

Glen P. Mays, M.P.H., Ph.D., serves as the F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor of Health Services and Systems Research at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health as well as director of the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks Program and Editor of Frontiers, an online journal that features peer-reviewed articles offering brief descriptions of preliminary findings from an ongoing or recently completed empirical study or quality improvement project in PHSSR.

David A. Kindig, M.D., Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Population Health Sciences and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine. He Co-Directs the Wisconsin site of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program and directs the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize program. He also serves as Editor for the Improving Population Health blog.

This webinar will help researchers identify publication opportunities for public health research and explore options for expediting the process by which evidence is disseminated. It will focus on opportunities for influencing policy and practice, such as new media vehicles, open access publications, and commentaries. Speakers will describe techniques to present research for different audiences and to improve its use in decision-making. Specific methods of dissemination will be highlighted (traditional journals/media, e-journals, blogs, and other new media) along with a discussion of potential barriers and strategies for overcoming them.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify key markets and avenues for PHSSR publication
  2. Create tailored messages so that findings may be easily understood by media and policymaker users of research
  3. Identify traditional challenges and barriers to PHSSR publication and how they can be strategically addressed.

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Event Date: 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013