Evidence Informed Programs for Public Health and Practice
Within the Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research Department, the Knowledge Translation program provides technical cooperation for strengthening national guideline programs, facilitates the implementation of standards and procedures for guideline development within the Organization and provides regional support to the WHO Guideline Review Committee (GRC).
This program contributes to PAHO's goal of attaining equitable health and development for people in the Americas by working with Member States to strengthen their health systems and promoting the use of evidence-based programs for public health and practice. Decision-making processes at all levels of the health system must be integrated with scientific evidence and health information in order to achieve evidence-based health care and evidence-informed policy making.
Diverse PAHO/WHO policies, strategies and reports highlight the need for an appropriate use of evidence in decision making.
Main lines of action
- Governance of national guideline programs
- Guideline development standards and procedures
- World Health Organization Guideline Review Committee (GRC)
- Guideline repositories in the Americas
- Capacity building
- Reporting guidelines
Spring issue of the Research Newsletter
The Spring issue of the Research Newsletter is now available.
NIH, CARPHA, St. Georges University and PAHO offer Grant Writing Workshop. Extended through 24 July. Faculty welcome to apply
NIH, CARPHA, St. Georges University and PAHO offer Grant Writing Workshop for Caribbean researchers at St. Georges University in Grenada, 17-19 September. To learn more and apply select this link. Applications are due 24 July.
Call for Applications: PAHO-OAS Health Scholarships
New call for applications for PAHO-OAS health scholarships in Brazil. Students seeking master’s or PhD degrees in health and research for health may apply through 6 August 2014. More information here.
Who We Are
Why Invest in Research for Health?
A series of case studies examining the benefits of investment in research for health.
Framework & Mandates
Policy on Research for Health (abridged)
The 49th Directing Council approved PAHO’s Regional Policy on Research for Health which offers a strategic approach to strengthen research governance and knowledge translation.
Art for Research
PAHO has in-country representation throughout the region. Use the map provided to find the contact information for each PAHO focal point.
To read about internship opportunities in research at different PAHO entities, read testimonials from former interns, or apply, visit our internship section.