Events & Training

Engaging with policy makers: can your research influence policy?

Thursday 20 April, 05:00–06:00 MT
National policy makers are a crucial audience for health and care researchers yet many researchers don’t know how to connect with them.

This webinar from Professor Annette Boaz (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will explain the important areas to consider when engaging with and sharing research knowledge with policy makers. It will help researchers to understand what they can offer policy makers and what knowledge mobilisation approaches are most useful. It will also discuss potential challenges and practical tips.

This webinar is for anyone in the health and care community wishing to engage with and share research knowledge with policy makers. By attending this webinar you should:

Understand what researchers can offer policy makers
Learn about the key areas to consider when engaging with and sharing research knowledge with policy makers
Recognise the challenges of engaging with policy makers and provide practical tips to help researchers overcome these.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

Let’s talk about applying intersectionality in public health: A two-part webinar series

Part 1: What is intersectionality, and why it is important for public health? 22 March 22, 11:00-12:00 MT
Intersectionality can refer to a concept, a framework, an approach, an analytical strategy and/or a social justice movement.

The term is increasingly used (and misused) in both public health and in societal discourse. Public health approaches claiming to be rooted in intersectionality are often whitened, omitting race and racism; or flattened, lacking a focus on building power.

When applied faithfully, an intersectional approach can support public health actors to recognize multiple systems of power and oppression (e.g. racism, classism, sexism, colonization) and collaborate with others to tackle these systems. A more nuanced understanding of intersectionality, alongside critical reflection on what it means to apply intersectionality in public health, has the potential to transform how health equity issues are identified, examined and addressed.

About the series
In this two-part webinar series, participants will have the opportunity to review the historic roots of intersectionality, discuss its relevance to public health and health equity, and explore what it means to “take an intersectionality approach”.

6th UK and Ireland Implementation Science Research Conference 2023

13-14 July 2023, University of Limerick Ireland
Virtual and in-person attendance
Sustaining health and public services in an uncertain future: what role for implementation science?
Now in its sixth year, the 2023 conference will bring together scientists, researchers, policymakers, clinicians, practitioners, service users and the public from around the world.

Together, we will discuss how implementation science can help to sustain and develop health and public services, against a background of social, geopolitical, technological and environmental change.

Leading a Team through Process Mapping

Friday 24 March, 08:30-09:30 MT
In this session, we will review what a process map is and how it can help teams assess their current state, identify areas for improvement, and work towards a new future state. Attendees will gain insight into how to lead their team through this process by discussing a six-step process. We will discuss the power of a process map for teams to better understand their own and other colleagues’ work to gain a better understanding of their true current state process.

In this webinar participants will learn how to:
-describe current state processing mapping
-lead a team through applying the six steps of processing mapping
-use your process map as a roadmap to guide improvement efforts