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Revista de Saúde Pública

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BOSI, Maria Lúcia Magalhães  and  GASTALDO, Denise. Building bridges between research, policy and practice in public health. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.6, pp.1197-1200. ISSN 1518-8787.

The article examines core elements of the national and international discussion on the required integration between research, policy and practice in public health, and provides input for this integration. Some conceptual barriers and other barriers at different spheres that interfere with the desired integration are discussed. Evidence has shown that research, policy and practice in health are not continuous, homogenous areas but rather involve different levels and actors. Their processes develop in different grounds supported by a variety of actions, paradigms and interests that are not conflict-free. Thus, this integration is a major challenge given its complexity and multiplicity of objective and subjective aspects.

Keywords : Research; Science; Public Policy; Professional Practice; Public Health.

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