Monthly Archives: April 2013

Advancing healthcare quality improvement

      Research is crucial to ensuring that our healthcare and healthcare systems improve and develop to meet the needs of populations.  The Academy for Healthcare Improvement fosters an interprofessional community that advances quality improvement in health care through scholarly and educational activities. Implementation Science is pleased to announce the publication of a new… Read more »


Looking away from addiction and towards recovery

Guest blog post by Dr Stephan Arndt, University of Iowa, USA and Editor-in-Chief of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy We know very little about long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug use disorders. As the Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow recently noted, “Most of the research that… Read more »


New ways of thinking about anorexia nervosa

Guest blog post by Janet Treasure, PhD FRCP FRCPsych and Ulrike Schmidt, Dr Med PhD FRCPsych, authors of the latest review on the cognitive-interpersonal model of anorexia nervosa published in the Journal of Eating Disorders. Anorexia nervosa (AN) has a lifetime prevalence of 1% in females with a 10-20% lifetime fatality rate. Although early family… Read more »


Reverse Innovation in Global Health Systems: Building the Global Knowledge Pool

The Globalization and Health series on “reverse innovation in global health systems” seeks to catalyze worldwide synergies in developing a robust knowledge-base on the bi-directional flow of knowledge and innovations between low, middle, and high-income countries. As guest editors of the ongoing series, we are delighted that this call for papers has generated an immense… Read more »


Young people in the developing world

Young people all over the world face challenges, but in the developing world there are additional pressures.  According to UNESCO 20% of young people in developing countries fail to finish primary school and consequently lack the necessary skills for finding employment and improving their lives. Despite this, many young people are forced to work to… Read more »

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