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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy series - Method and Preliminary Results of a Literature Review 
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Knowledge Sharing and Public Policy series - A Representation of Influence Processes
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Social Media in Public Health
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Planning Knowledge Sharing in the Context of a Health Impact Assessment
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Links
Research Matters Knowledge Translation Toolkit. On the site of the International Development Research Centre.

Knowledge exchange strategies for interventions and policy in public health. Kouri, D. (2009).  Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, Volume 5, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 71-83(13). Abstract on the site of ingentaconnect.

Facilitating a knowledge translation process: Knowledge review and facilitation tool. Lemire, N., Souffez, K., and Laurendeau, M.-C. (2009).  9 MB. On the site of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec.

Political and institutional influences on the use of evidence in public health policy. A systematic review. Liverani, M., Hawkins, B., & Parkhurst, J.O. (2013). PLoS ONE, 8(10): e77404, 1-9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077404. Free access.

Connecting research and policy. Lomas, J. (2000). Isuma: Canadian Journal of Policy Research, 1(1), 140-144. Free access.

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Social Media in Public Health
This document outlines the use of social media by organizations with a public health focus.
Published in January 2015. Description. Download  769 K
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The use of social media is rapidly expanding and offers a new way for public health information to be communicated to the broader population. Based on a systematic literature review, this briefing note summarizes the evidence for public health groups considering the use of social media. The paper begins by defining social media, followed by a discussion of how social media can be used in public health, how it has been effectively applied, and its major contributions to public health. It then addresses the key questions: ‘What is the effectiveness of social media?' and ‘What is the impact on health inequalities?'

Social Media in Public Health
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