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Moradi G, Sehat M, Haghdoost A, Karami M, Chaman R, Khazaei Z, et al . Strategies for Promotion of Position of Epidemiology in the Country by Iranian Epidemiological Association. irje. 2017; 12 (5) :74-79
URL: http://irje.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5751-en.html

1- Assistant Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3- Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Health Modeling Research Center, Institute for the future Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4- Assistant Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran
5- Associate Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences, Shahrod, Iran
6- MSc Student in Epidemiology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
7- Associate Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Cancer Pathology Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
8- Associate Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Epidemiology Unit, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
9- Professor, PhD in Epidemiology, Faculty of Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iranian Epidemiological Association, Tehran, Iran , holakoik@hotmail.com
Abstract:   (143 Views)
Background and Objectives: Epidemiology is a tool and a field of science which provides evidences necessary to make decisions. It is known as one of the basic sciences of public health. This study aimed to identify strategies for the promotion of epidemiology by Iranian Epidemiological Association so that people graduated in this field would become able to play an effective and positive role in different parts of the country.

Methods: This study was conducted in 2015. The views and opinions of the members of Iranian Epidemiological Association were collected by email. The views of the members were classified using qualitative methods.

Results: The results of this study helped to identify some of the strategies for the promotion of the position of epidemiology in Iran’s health system by the members of Iranian Epidemiological Association.

Conclusion: Iranian Epidemiological Association can play a more effective role in the promotion of epidemiology in the health system. Effective communication with the members, holding group meetings, advocacy and negotiation, reporting the activities of the Association continuously, identifying national problems and seeking solutions are some of the strategies that can help to enhance the role of the Association and promote the position of epidemiologists in Iran.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/08/29 | Accepted: 2017/08/29 | Published: 2017/08/29

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