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Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit | Chile

Created in 2017 to promote the systematic use of scientific evidence in the formulation of health policies.

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The Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit (EIHPU) was created in 2017 in the Health Technology Assessment and Evidence-based Health Department of the Health Planning Division of Chile’s Ministry of Health. The Unit promotes the systematic use of scientific evidence in the formulation of health policies and believes that evidence-informed decisions can strengthen policies and positively impact the health of Chile’s population.

With support from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Unit is part of the Evidence-Informed Policy Network (EVIPNet), an initiative that seeks to improve health policies and inform decision-making with the best available evidence.

    In the context of the PEERSS partnership, the Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit has carried out several activities to promote evidence-informed decision-making, especially during COVID-19.

    PEERSS partners from Chile will contribute to more transparent and participatory evidence-informed social policy formulation and raise awareness about the usefulness of evidence-informed decision-making tools and resources to key stakeholders

    With PEERSS support, the Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit has:

    Supported the National Childhood Obesity Plan 2020-2030 by providing scientific evidence to formulate different strategies to address childhood obesity.

    Prepared rapid syntheses related to COVID-19.

    Identifying organizations that can support the implementation of a rapid response service model.

    Strengthened networks outside of the health sector.

    Enhanced the evidence ecosystem at the local level.

    Currently, the team is working on:

    Developing a policy brief on strategies to encourage healthy eating.

    Elaborating guidelines to conduct citizen panels and policy dialogues adapted to the local environment.

    In the future, the Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit will:

    Convene citizen panels and policy dialogues.

    Establish strategic alliances with non-health sector actors.

    Promote collaborative learning in evidence gap maps.

    Meet the experts from Chile.

    Role
    Researcher EIHPU/Team Lead
    Areas of Expertise
    Health policies; Health economics; Evidence-based health; Health technology assessment.
    Country
    Chile
    Role
    Researcher EIHPU
    Areas of Expertise
    Public health; Pediatric nursing; Evidence-based health.
    Country
    Chile
    Role
    Researcher EIHPU
    Areas of Expertise
    Public health policies; Evidence-based health.
    Country
    Chile
    Role
    Researcher EIHPU
    Areas of Expertise
    Evidence-based health; Systematic reviews; Public health; Nutrition food policies.
    Country
    Chile
    Role
    Researcher EIHPU
    Areas of Expertise
    Evidence-based health; Public health policies; Systematic reviews.
    Country
    Chile
    Role
    Researcher, P. Universidad Católica de Chile
    Areas of Expertise
    Evidence synthesis; Knowledge translation; Implementation science.
    Country
    Chile

    Publications, policy briefs and other resources from the Evidence-Informed Health Policies Unit

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    Evidence Map COVID-19

    Language

    Spanish

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Evidence Map

    RECOMENDACIONES CLÍNICAS BASADAS EN EVIDENCIA CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19

    Entregar recomendaciones acerca de intervenciones clínicas en las cuales existe incertidumbre, basadas en la mejor evidencia científica actualmente disponible y el consenso de expertos, en el contexto de la pandemia COVID-19, y adecuada a la realidad nacional.
    Language

    Spanish

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Evidence Brief

    MANUAL METODOLÓGICO sobre Síntesis Rápidas de Evidencia para Informar Políticas de Salud

    Los tomadores de decisión en políticas de salud utilizan distintos elementos para abordar un ampliorango de preguntas acerca de la relevancia de un tema de política pública, el impacto de algunasintervenciones, y de cómo organizar e implementar los servicios sanitarios a la población. Uno de loselementos que contribuye a tomar mejores decisiones en políticas de salud es la evidencia científicaproveniente de la investigación (1).
    Language

    Spanish

    Year Published

    2017

    Type of Resource

    Evidence Brief

    Síntesis Exploratoria Rápida de Evidencia CORONAVIRUS 2019 (SARS-CoV-2)

    Close contact definition in intercity busesClosed spaces ventilation + (update)Smoking in open public spaces and COVID-19 transmissionHand washing alternativesPrevention measures in schoolsMeasures for return to workEarly medical consultation for COVID-19 suspicion or symptoms Physical distance in sheltersChildhood pychomotor delay screeningPsychosocial risk measurement scales in emergencies
    Language

    Spanish

    Year Published

    2020

    Type of Resource

    Exploratory Synthesis

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