Facilitator's guide: Using research in the EVIPNet framework (2018)

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The Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) Europe is an initiative of the WHO Regional Office for Europe operating under the WHO European Health Information Initiative and in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. EVIPNet Europe aims to increase country capacity in developing health policies informed by the best available research evidence, supporting implementation of the European policy framework Health 2020 and the Action Plan to Strengthen the Use of Evidence, Information and Research for Policy-making in the WHO European Region.

Facilitators are trained to run workshops on evidence-informed policy-making in their own settings, thus increasing national knowledge translation capacity. This guide provides complete instructions and materials needed to conduct a workshop in which participants are guided towards

  • (i) acquiring, assessing, adapting and applying evidence that is relevant to their policy needs and
  • (ii) preparing evidence briefs for policy and policy dialogues.

The materials can be used as a three-day workshop or tailored to the specific needs of the organizations and participants involved. The resources and tools need to be adjusted to local, national or regional circumstances.