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From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan

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dc.contributor.author Kelly, C. N. M.
dc.contributor.author Batt, Vivienne
dc.contributor.author Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-29T12:32:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-29T12:32:32Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Kelly, C.N.M., Batt, V. Fallon, M. & Nic Gabhainn, S. (2007). From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 66, 22A. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0029-6651
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2629
dc.description.abstract Healthcare decisions and policy-related issues are increasingly being made on research-based evidence. However, translating evidence into practice and policy can prove difficult and time consuming, not least because scientists are not always cognisant of the processes involved in polcy-making (Lang, 2005). One area in which there is considerable evidence for benefits to health, society and the economy is breast-feeding. Yet, translating this evidence into practice and policy and in turn improving breastfeeding rates can prove difficult. Such was the case in the Republic of Ireland where, although the first national breast-feeding policy (Department of Health, 1994) led to numerous developments in breastfeeding protection, promotion and support within Ireland, the brastfeeding rate continued to be one of the lowest in Europe. en_US
dc.format application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.subject Breastfeeding en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Health Promotiion en_US
dc.title From science to policy: experience of the Breastfeeding in Ireland Strategic Action Plan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PNS en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.funder Department of Health and Children en_US

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