This article briefly outlines some of the debates and discussions currently taking place in public health with regards to what ‘counts’ as evidence, as well as evidence use. This provides the context for describing a new programme of work currently being developed in Scotland by the national health improvement agency, as one of several support functions for the implementation of the Scottish Executive National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well‐Being. This programme of work is aiming to support evidence into practice and practice into evidence in mental health improvement in Scotland.
Hogg, E. (2004), "Mental health improvement in Scotland: supporting evidence into and from practice", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465729200400017
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