Knowledge Translation Curriculum. Module 3: Priority Setting. Lesson 2 - Interpretive Priority Setting Processes. The Ideal, Interpretive PS Process. Stakeholder Analysis. Knowledge Management. Planning the Process. Interpretive Workshops. Revision or Appeal Mechanism. Research Questions.
Module 3: Priority Setting
Lesson 2 - Interpretive Priority Setting Processes
Planning the Process
Revision or Appeal Mechanism
Publicization and Validation
assess contribution of key health actors to control of problem
assess role of all other actors related to the problem
structures, institutions at national, international level that may increase/decrease the burden of disease
review of evidence relevant to interventions targeting problem
Measure the magnitude (e.g. using summary measures like DALY)
Analyse factors responsible for problem’s persistence
Assess present knowledge base to evaluate applicability of solutions
Assess against other possible, available interventions
Calculate present level of research investment on the problem
public health dimensions
experts create list of priority options from health policy and systems research; research on existing interventions; research on new interventions.
define context, definitions, process parameters (by email).
experts score each option against 5 established criteria of answerability; efficacy and effectiveness; deliverability and affordability; potential for disease burden reduction; equity.
“value” of each priority option balanced by proposed cost; this list disseminated to the public for review, appeal, finalization; experts advocate for option implementation.
LRG determines weights for criteria, ranking them from 1-5. Weights applied to options into final ranked priority list.
Set the scene
determine focus and scope: PS to address diseases, health system, etc; timeframe; level. Ethical standards defined. Engage partners.
Choose PS Method
map available data on research governance, management; profile current production, capacity and use of research; assess performance of health research sector; identify PS stakeholders
use PS methods best suited to context. Consider using multiple methods. Adapt methods to context.
determine strategies to smooth integrated priorities into national agenda; monitor and evaluate; detemine time to review priorities
develop a management framework to specify: methods; expected outputs; responsibilities; timelines, M&E etc.
implement management framework; monitor process; evaluate outputs and outcomes; publicize; allow appeals; revise.