A national survey of organizational transfer practices in chronic disease prevention in Canada

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Underuse of best practices in chronic disease prevention (CDP) represents missed opportunities to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease. Better understanding of how CDP programs, practices and policies (PPPs) are transferred from 'resource' organizations that develop them to 'user' organizations that implement them is crucial.

Hanusaik N,  O'Loughlin JL, Paradis G, Kishchuk N. A national survey of organizational transfer practices in chronic disease prevention in Canada. Health Educ. Res. (2011) 26 (4): 698-710.
Available at: http://her.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/4/698.abstract



The objectives of this work were to develop psychometrically sound measures of transfer practices occurring within resource organizations; describe the use of these transfer practices and identify correlates of the transfer process. Cross-sectional data were collected in structured telephone interviews with the person most knowledgeable about PPP transfer in 77 Canadian organizations that develop PPPs. Independent correlates of transfer were identified using multiple linear regression. The transfer practices most commonly used included: identification of barriers to PPP adoption/implementation, tailoring transfer strategies and designing a transfer plan. Skill at planning/implementing transfer, external sources of funding specifically allocated for transfer, type of resource organization, attitude toward process of collaboration and user-centeredness were all positively associated with the transfer process. These factors represent possible targets for interventions to improve transfer of CDP PPPs.

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