A Strategy for Translating Evidence Into Policy and Practice to Close the Gap - Developing Essential Service Standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiovascular Care

Alex Brown, Rebekah L. O'Shea, Kathy Mott, Katharine F. McBride, Tony Lawson, Garry L R Jennings, On behalf of the Essential Service Standards for Equitable National Cardiovascular Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE) Steering Committee

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Abstract

The development and application of essential standards for cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people creates a strategic platform on which to systematically close the gap in the health outcomes and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people in Australia. We outline six developmental stages that can be used to enhance the effective translation of evidence into practice that reduces life expectancy differentials. Focussing efforts where the biggest gain can be made; considering how to make a policy-relevant difference with an emphasis on translation into policy and practice; establishing a foundation for action by engaging with stakeholders throughout the process; developing a framework to guide action; drafting policy-relevant and framework-appropriate essential service standards; and defining standards that help policy decision makers achieve current priority policy targets.

LanguageEnglish
Pages119-125
Number of pages7
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Indigenous
  • Knowledge translation
  • Standard of Care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Brown, A., O'Shea, R. L., Mott, K., McBride, K. F., Lawson, T., Jennings, G. L. R., & On behalf of the Essential Service Standards for Equitable National Cardiovascular Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE) Steering Committee (2015). A Strategy for Translating Evidence Into Policy and Practice to Close the Gap - Developing Essential Service Standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiovascular Care. Heart Lung and Circulation, 24(2), 119-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2014.09.020
Brown, Alex ; O'Shea, Rebekah L. ; Mott, Kathy ; McBride, Katharine F. ; Lawson, Tony ; Jennings, Garry L R ; On behalf of the Essential Service Standards for Equitable National Cardiovascular Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE) Steering Committee. / A Strategy for Translating Evidence Into Policy and Practice to Close the Gap - Developing Essential Service Standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiovascular Care. In: Heart Lung and Circulation. 2015 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 119-125.
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A Strategy for Translating Evidence Into Policy and Practice to Close the Gap - Developing Essential Service Standards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiovascular Care. / Brown, Alex; O'Shea, Rebekah L.; Mott, Kathy; McBride, Katharine F.; Lawson, Tony; Jennings, Garry L R; On behalf of the Essential Service Standards for Equitable National Cardiovascular Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ESSENCE) Steering Committee.

In: Heart Lung and Circulation, Vol. 24, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 119-125.

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