Workshop: Evidence-informed health policy-making

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Training and Education / Department of Primary Care and Public Health are pleased to announce a one-day workshop on Evidence-informed health policy-making conducted by Dr Ulysses Panisset (Coordinator, Research and Knowledge Translation Unit , Knowledge, Ethics & Research department – WHO HQ) ,which will take place on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at our Charing Cross campus.

This one day workshop is the product of a series of discussions the WHO CC had with WHO in regard to the systematic use of health research evidence in policy-making and using tools, such as EVIPNet, to promote partnerships at the country level between policy-makers, researchers and civil society in order to facilitate both policy development and policy implementation through the use of the best scientific evidence, with particular focus on low and middle-income countries.  As such, Dr Ulysses has kindly agreed to offer us his time and effort to lead on a workshop, the objectives of which are:

  1. Learn about the EVIPNet-SUPPORT tools and resources available to health system policymakers and researchers to support their use of research evidence in policy-making;
  2. Enhance participants’ knowledge in acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying research evidence;
  3. Learn the fundamentals of how to prepare evidence briefs for policy and organize policy dialogues;
  4. Identify what participants’ own units/departments and their organizations as a whole can do to better support the use of research evidence in health system policy-making.

This is a closed event restricted to faculty and staff, however, material will be made available after the workshop.

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