This book presents case studies that address how to improve the use of applied or policy research done by anthropologists. It documents the applications of anthropology and in so doing, improves practice. The case studies treat the problem of knowledge use from a variety of perspectives.
1. Strategies for Increasing the Use of Anthropological Research in the Policy Process: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis 2. Political Action and the Use of Anthropological Research: Land and Religion at Big Mountain 3. Prenatal Care and Pregnancy Outcome: Applications of Research Findings to the Reduction of Infant Mortality in Detroit 4. Custody Mediation: Taking the Knowledge Act on the Policy Road 5. Policymaking Roles for Applied Anthropologists: Personally Ensuring that your Research is Used 6. A Utilization Study Using Network Analysis: Maternal and Infant Health Policy Change in Washington, D.C. 7. The Politics of Planning and Implementing a Statewide Health Service: Medical Rehabilitation in West Virginia 8. Lessons from a Community Study of Oral Rehydration Therapy in Haiti 9. Utilizing Indigenous Healers in National Health Delivery Systems: The Ghanaian Experiment 10. Incorporating Nutrition into Agricultural Research: A Case Study from Southern Honduras 11. Knowledge Utilization Structures, Processes, and Alliances in a Psychiatric Hospital Study 12. The Use of Feedback in a Model Project: Guardianship for the Impaired Elderly 13. Using Stakeholders in the Research Process: A Case Study in Human Services 14. Policy and Community-Action Research: The Farm Labor Movement in California 15. The Use and Non-Use of Anthropology: The Diarrheal Disease Control Program in Honduras 16. Trends in Applied Anthropology and Public Policy: Concluding Remarks