The current featured article in the July/September 2015 issue of ANS provides an overview of an issue that has been sadly neglected – how to get public health policies into practice. This challenge is particularly acute because the policies are well documented to result in significant improvement in health outcomes for many people and communities. The article is by authored by Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP, faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and Grace A. Fitzpatrick, BSN, RN, FNP candidate and is titled “Advancing Organizational Cultural Competency With Dissemination and Implementation Frameworks: Towards Translating Standards into Clinical Practice.” The authors describe the content of their article in the abstract as providing “an active, strategic approach to enhance uptake of public health standards; reviews dissemination and implementation concepts; poses a systematic model to adoption, implementation, and dissemination; and concludes with recommendations for hospital-based implementation teams and complementary interprofessional collaboration.”
This article has far-reaching implications for policy implementation not only in public health, but in all areas of healthcare. You can download this article at no cost while it is featured – check it out and share your comments and feedback here!