Building Collaborative Capacity for Research and Influencing Policy: The Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project

Building Collaborative Capacity for Research and Influencing Policy: The Rural Communities Impacting Policy Project

Langille, L, Romanow, P, Munro I, Lyons R, Bull A and Williams, P. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 2008:3(3):23-55.

Many rural communities in Canada face significant threats to health and sustainability; however, the people who live in rural communities are often excluded from policy decisions on key determinants of their communities’ development and well-being. The goal of the Rural Communities Impacting Policy (RCIP) Project in Nova Scotia, Canada, was to increase the capacity of rural communities and organizations in Nova Scotia to access and use social science research in their efforts to influence and develop public policies relevant to health and sustainability in rural communities.