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Planning for Impact: Translating Research into Practice by Using the RE-AIM framework

he first day I wheeled through the doors of my public health fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, I was immersed in an environment that used evidence-based research to guide its clinical practice, which is a process known as translational research. 

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To “Build Back Better,” We Must Build Back Healthier

Over the past several weeks, our attention has been directed to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the Southeast and the wildfires in the West. These tragic events have resulted in injury, illness, death, and displacement.

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Delving Deeper into How Mixed Methods Advance Health Equity

“We cannot answer any question of relevance or impact without using mixed methods.” With that declaration, Ruth Enid Zambrana, PhD, set the tone for a panel on the value of mixed methodology research to promote health equity at the New Connections 2017 Symposium.

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Expanding the Universe: Mixed Method Applications

If quantitative methods are the “head” of a study, qualitative methods are the “heart.” Each performs a critical function, and helps researchers glean a richer, more contextual understanding of an issue so they can better serve the health of their communities.

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Beyond Rural vs. Urban: The Importance of Considering Heterogeneity in U.S. Rural Health

While most people tend to spend more time inside, many public health studies focus on the outside world. But when analyzing health risks associated with what researchers call the “built environment,” both venues are important to examine.

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Embracing the Value of Roots in Your Research

She was the oldest of 11 children, and her family didn’t own a television or a radio. With no modern sources of entertainment, Torres spent most of her childhood roaming through farms, of which there were plenty. Her rural community’s main economic source was agriculture.

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The Built Environment: Look Inside First

While most people tend to spend more time inside, many public health studies focus on the outside world. But when analyzing health risks associated with what researchers call the “built environment,” both venues are important to examine.

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What Makes a Park “Great”? Park Audit Tools are One Way to Find Out

So, what makes a park great? Like other public health questions, the short answer is, “it depends.” Defining a great park can be difficult. Just as there is no one typical park user, there is no overarching definition of a great park.

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Rural Communities and the Opioid Epidemic

Cities have changed dramatically over the course of my 25-year career. With policy changes, urban planning advances, and new lifestyle trends, cities are drawing more residents with higher levels of education and higher incomes.

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New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming 2017 Call for Proposals

We are excited to share the New Connections Commemorative Book Celebrating 10 Years of Scholarly Achievement. This book serves as a visual compilation of 10 years of programming, achievements, advancements and relationship building.

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