Diffusion of Practice-Based Research in Local Public Health: What Differentiates Adopters from Nonadopters?

The purpose of this study was to examine the level of involvement by local health departments in practice-based research activities and determine factors associated with variation in such involvement. The researchers administered questions to a nationally representative random sample of 625 local health departments.

Available online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023277

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  • Research and Evaluation: Describes the results of a random sample of local health departments to determine involvement in practice based research activities.

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Shah, G. H., Lovelace, K., & Mays, G. P. (2012). Diffusion of practice-based research in local public health: what differentiates adopters from nonadopters? Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 529–534.