1 March 2018

Exploring the importance of evidence in local health and wellbeing strategies

Exploring the importance of evidence in local health and wellbeing strategies
Journal of Public Health, v40 (suppl_1) pi13–i23, 1 March 2018
  • This study employs documentary analysis of Health and Wellbeing Strategies to (i) explore the extent of research evidence use in public health decision-making; (ii) to analyse occurrences of research evidence use in decision-making and (iii) to ascertain whether patterns of evidence use overlap with other area characteristics. 
  • Analysis found that local areas are undertaking their own programmes of research to inform specific questions, and that qualitative research evidence and evidence on the effectiveness of interventions are underused.