Diffusion Theory and Knowledge Dissemination, Utilization, and Integration in Public Health

@inproceedings{Green2009DiffusionTA,
  title={Diffusion Theory and Knowledge Dissemination, Utilization, and Integration in Public Health},
  author={L. W. Green and Judith M. Ottoson and C{\'e}sar Garc{\'i}a and Hiatt Robert},
  booktitle={Annual review of public health},
  year={2009}
}
Legislators and their scientific beneficiaries express growing concerns that the fruits of their investment in health research are not reaching the public, policy makers, and practitioners with evidence-based practices. Practitioners and the public lament the lack of relevance and fit of evidence that reaches them and barriers to their implementation of it. Much has been written about this gap in medicine, much less in public health. We review the concepts that have guided or misguided public… 

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