Evidence-informed health policy is an approach that seeks to systematically obtain, assess and incorporate credible scientific evidence into the health policy development process. The Caribbean Public Health Agency is committed to promoting better use of evidence for policy, and assisting our Member States to narrow their research-policy gaps through synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application of knowledge to address the public health priorities of the Caribbean. We do this through the Evidence Informed Decision Making Network of the Caribbean.
EvIDeNCe provides services in three critical areas:
Our goal is to provide easy access to locally applicable knowledge to support Caribbean decision-making needs:1.We produce evidence briefs for policy, stakeholder dialogue summaries and rapid syntheses2.We maintain a database of research and other policy relevant documents on the EvIDeNCe portal .
1. We bring together the key stakeholders who are involved in or affected by a priority health policy issue and facilitate deliberation around a pre-circulated evidence brief, so that the views and experiences of these stakeholders can be shared and the critical next steps to address the policy issue identifiedRecent stakeholder dialoguesTitle: Improving the Healthiness of Food Environments in the CaribbeanDate: Wednesday, June 22, 2016Financial support: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)Products:
CARPHA provides training for policymakers in the essentials of evidence-informed health policy. These areas include: how to find and use research evidence for decision making; setting agendas and developing policies; communicating research findings for decision-making..Contact us to discuss a customized training approach for you and your team.