Ashley, Deanna E.; McCaw-Binns, Affette M
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Integrating research into policy and programmes: examples from the Jamaican experience.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Research into selected health problems across the life cycle are discussed with respect to the application and impact of the findings on policy, programme development and health outcomes. Special emphasis is placed on health research that focussed on the perinatal period, the young child and adolescent, the epidemics of chronic diseases and violence and the linkage between health and tourism. The lessons learnt over more than two decades of practice in the field of public health from conducting research aimed at developing an indigenous evidence base for policies and programmes in Jamaica are summarized.....