Making Research Findings Actionable: A Quick Reference to Communicating Health Information for Decision-Making

Researchers provide health information to empower stakeholders in making evidence-based decisions. However, research is frequently unavailable, inaccessible, irrelevant, or simply not useful—greatly limiting its power to improve a health system. An information dissemination strategy can increase the uptake of research information by stakeholders. A strategy should be considered when the research is being planned. The strategy should address the communication objectives, the target audiences, and the appropriate channels. This document suggests various approaches to help stakeholders make informed decisions about health policies.

U.S. Agency for International Development, MEASURE Evaluation