Developing methods and tools to measure the implementation of policies relevant to Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in the WHO European Region

Project: Research-related funding

Project Details


The field of implementation research is growing, in response to the need for better research to inform decisions about health policies, programmes, and practices. Implementation research investigates the implementation process by studying the uptake of evidence-based policies, the activities that are used to put these policies into practice, the factors that influence this implementation, and their overall impact on health outcomes.

Strand 2 Europe 2017-18.

This project supports initial work between University of Bath and WHO Europe to develop a programme of research studying the implementation of population approaches to prevent chronic disease, framed around the four steps of the WHO implementation and implementation research cycle: 1) Problem definition and solution identification, 2) Adaptation and piloting of policy or intervention, 3) Evaluation of the implementation of policy or intervention, 4) Scale-up of policy or implementation.

The aim of this project is to work with the WHO, utilizing its unique data on chronic disease and policy development in Europe, to investigate patterns in the burden of chronic disease and public health policy approaches to prevent them.

Short title£4,780
Effective start/end date1/07/1831/12/19