Many health economics and health services researchers understand the challenge of distilling economic research findings for clinicians, policymakers, and the public. Few studies consider early on how and by whom the findings might be best used, and how best to communicate the results. Consequently, findings may never make it into practice or policy due to their technical elements.
To maximize the impact of economics research, the results must be accessible and delivered to the right end user at the right time. Dissemination science research helps define the audiences to reach, and their attitudes and preferences for how they receive information. Dissemination science also evaluates the effectiveness of different knowledge translation approaches.
At CHERISH, we study these methods and use them to help researchers optimize the impact of their findings. Our content engages stakeholders and health economics researchers in information exchange and translates health economic research results into accessible communications.