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EVIPNet, Evidence Informed Policy Networks, is an innovative mechanism designed to promote the systematic use of high quality health research in policymaking in low and middle income countries.

EVIPNet Americas was launched in July 2007 when representatives from 9 countries met with PAHO staff and an international resource group to discuss EVIPNet. 

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  • To promote country based mechanisms to facilitate the regular use of research evidence into the decision making process.
  • To provide countries a reliable and trustworthy source of evidence while taking into consideration the local needs.
  • To better use regional resources through the development of multi-country networks using the local networks with similar organizational dynamics as the starting point.

What's New

  • Report: Evaluation of the Evidence Informed Policy Networks (EVIPNet). August 2010 -July 2012

    EVIPNet Americas consists of national multidisciplinary teams, with different structures, and different knowledge translation processes, either because of the political subjects they approach or the time devoted to addressing said problems. Some teams work independently while others still need to grow stronger. Taking into account that the overall objective of EVIPNet is to bridge the gap between the use of research in the decision making process regarding programs, policies and laws and that it has been launched in the Americas in 2007, its impact and some results should already be available for their review. From August 2010 to June 2012, eight (8) EVIPNet workshops were developed, and they involved 16 countries and 277 subjects; and eight (8) evidence informed briefs for policies were finished. Other 16 are being developed. icon Report in English

Introduction by Norka Ruiz Bravo
EVIPNet into practice

  EVIPNet Country Projects
EVIPNet Documents, videos, and resources


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