Dissemination of Information

Dissemination of information refers to communication strategies and techniques that provide information in effective ways. Dissemination may include several different types of communications platforms, such as websites, newsletters, e-marketing, print advertising, social media, presentations, etc.

HWRCs’ Annual Report, 2021

Topics: COVID-19, Dissemination of Information, Resources for HRSA Project Officers

August 30, 2021
View all of the research conducted by the HRSA-sponsored Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs) within the past year. Topics include COVID-19, telehealth, health equity, and more!
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HWRCs’ Annual Report

Topics: Dissemination of Information, Resources for HRSA Project Officers

May 15, 2020
The inaugural Health Workforce Research Centers (HWRCs') Annual Report highlights the work from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded centers throughout the country. This report introduces each center, their work, the conference season, and more.
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State-level Behavioral Health Workforce Reports

Topics: Behavioral Health, Data Collection, Dissemination of Information, Methodology

September 5, 2019

Many states have conducted behavioral health workforce studies. Here is a catalogue of some of the reports they have done.

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April 22, 2015
Dr Patricia Moulton describes the steps in developing an effective health workforce research communication plan including examples of different types of dissemination products and strategies for increasing impact.
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Q: What are the best ways to communicate and disseminate research and data to inform policy?

A: Stakeholders engaged in legislative, education, practice, payment, and regulatory policy discussions need data to help inform their decisions. Data should be presented in different formats (eg, briefs, slides, fact sheets) and at different levels (eg, academic research vs layperson language) depending on the audience. Some health workforce researchers have been advised to cultivate connections with legislative aides and to communicate research findings through social media. Others have been advised to present their data and research on a single page in short, concise bullets and easy-to-read graphics. It is important to highlight key messages and minimize less useful information.

For additional resources on using data and research to inform policy, see:

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