Involvement of external stakeholders in local health policymaking process: a case study from Odense Municipality, Denmark

Our colleagues from Southern Dermark University have recently published a research article using the national REPOPA Data. The article focused on the importance of collaboration for evidence-informed policy making. Using the WP1 methodology, content analysis and interviews, the study explored the involvement of external stakeholders in local health policymaking and public officials’ perceptions on involving them. Read the full abstract here.

New open access publication: Cross-sector cooperation in health-enhancing physical activity policymaking: more potential than achievements?

REPOPA Researchers have recently published a peer-reviewed article in Health Research Policy and Systems Journal. Under the lead of Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen (Finland), the article "Cross-sector cooperation in health-enhancing physical activity policymaking: more potential than achievements?" reports on the governance structures and processes of cross-sector cooperation in health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) policies in six European Union (EU) member states.

New article published: Exploring the use of research evidence in health-enhancing physical activity policies

On October 13, 2015 the newest REPOPA Article has been published by Health Research Policy and Systems.

This scientific journal published in collaboration with the World Health Organization, and features the article: "Exploring the use of research evidence in health-enhancing physical activity policies", which has as lead and coresponding author: Riitta-Maija Hämäläinen, THL, Finland.