The Role and Use of Evidence in Policy

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This course focuses on how you—as a public health professional—can better promote the use of your own work in policy discussions. You will explore how evidence is used in policy-making, and how sometimes policy decisions are made despite contrary evidence. The use of evidence may vary, depending upon the political process, so you will consider several theoretical models of the policy process and what they imply about the use of evidence. We will also look at how to improve evidence use.  You will learn about the role of knowledge brokers as well as how to frame messages for different audiences.

Click on the link to access each segment:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Evidence Use
  3. Some Models of the Policy Process
  4. Improving Evidence Use
  5. Framing Messages
  6. Activity - Practice What You Learned


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