Jane Springett

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There has been growing interest in nonmainstream approaches to assessing health programs, but methodological strategies have not been a concern. In this article, we review methodological strategies used in emergent evaluations of health policies and programs in Iberoamerica, focusing on participatory, qualitative, critical, hermeneutical, bottom-up,(More)
Although patient and public involvement in research is a requirement for research funding in many countries, the knowledge base for how to effectively involve people-and evidence of the effectiveness of involvement-is weak. This article describes how methods used in participatory health research were used to involve patients, clients, providers and(More)
Health Action Zones (HAZs) were introduced in the UK in the late 1990s as a whole system approach to public health and health care. Resources were targeted in historically deprived subregional units of England. Based on process evaluations undertaken in their fourth year of operation, the approaches taken by two HAZs were compared. Each had different(More)
Given that chronic diseases account for 88% of all deaths in Canada, robust surveillance and monitoring systems are essential for supporting implementation of health promotion and chronic disease prevention policies. Canada has a long tradition of monitoring premature mortality expressed as potential years of life lost (PYLL), dating back to the seminal(More)
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