Volume 10 — April 18, 2013
Environments for Healthy Aging: Linking Prevention Research and Public Health Practice
To describe our environmental initiatives, we have modified the Knowledge to Action Framework developed by Wilson et al (10). At the base of the figure, we show the supporting structures of the network. The supporting structures provide a strong foundation for our work. Evaluation, while not explicitly shown, is an implicit element of supporting structures as well as the network logic model (http://www.prc-han.org/docs/logicmodnarrative.pdf), and is essential to account for and inform network actions. The shaded area under the dotted lines portrays the expansion of partnerships over time. To the far left, the first section depicts the research phase, including developing a research agenda along with conducting synthesis reviews, discovery studies, and implementation studies. The second section shows the knowledge into products component along with dissemination and engagement. Finally, we describe the effects of this work on practice and the ongoing influence of practice-based discovery and evidence on further research and dissemination. A glossary of terms and definitions can be found in the original Knowledge to Action Framework at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/mar/10_0012.htm.
Figure. Healthy Aging Research Network Environmental Initiatives: Moving Knowledge to Practice. The HAN Environmental Initiatives Framework is based on the Knowledge to Action Framework (10), highlighting research, knowledge to products, dissemination, partner engagement, and practice effects.
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