Talking the Talk: Best Practices in Effectively Communicating Research Results Panelists: Cindy Brach, AHRQ Lucy Savitz, Intermountain Healthcare Diana Mason, Mason Hunter College Translation & Communications p Interest Group …is comprised of researchers, policymakers, advocates, journalists, consumers, practitioners and others interested in improving the quality of healthcare. healthcare The group focuses on practical ways to understand, translate and communicate research findings to meet the needs of various audiences, including improving the quality of information that informs health policy development. Topics of interest include effective communication, such as understanding how media messages affect knowledge, opinions, and politics, and how research findings g can be effectively y translated and incorporated p into healthcare programs. The Interest Group also seeks to provide members with professional development opportunities to improve communication and translation skills. Co-Directors • Cynthia Palmer, M.Sc. is Senior Social Science A l at HHS’s Analyst HHS’ A Agency ffor H Healthcare lh R Research h and Quality; at AHRQ, she leads the Agency’s A l i Change Accelerating Ch andd Transformation T f i in i Organizations and Networks (ACTION) program. • Trudy Leiberman, B.S. is an award winning journalist with 40 years experience as well as a Fellow at the Center for Advancing Health.