From Evidence to Action: Communicating for research uptake: Lessons from the field

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In the first issue of From Evidence to Action for 2013/14, we focus on communication for research uptake, which, as we highlight in our Feature article, is not a straightforward subject to get to grips with. For our feature we spoke to Amit Makan, Research Uptake Manager at the PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME) about institutional arrangements aimed at enhancing research uptake and successful communication with policymakers. Our case study highlights the research uptake strategies at Strive in the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. We shine our Spotlight on a relatively new regional network, the Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZEIPNET) where you can join up on their Facebook page and participate in their science cafes and policy dialogues. As always, our resources section collates information on events, training, associations, toolkits and guidelines.