Unit of Evidence and Deliberation for Decision Making | Colombia
A university-based team uses global and local evidence to deliberative dialogues to inform the formulation of health policies and improve the health outcomes of Colombia’s population.
Partner team overview
The Unit of Evidence and Deliberation for Decision Making (UNED) at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Antioquia uses global and local evidence to produce evidence synthesis and conduct deliberative dialogues to inform the formulation of health policies and improve the health outcomes of Columbia’s population.
It’s goals are to:
- Build and strengthen the capacity of researchers, decision-makers, civil society, and the media on how to use research in decision-making.
- Inform policy formulation using the best global and local evidence available.
- Convene deliberative dialogues with citizens, decision-makers, and other key stakeholders.
- Produce research and strengthen the mechanisms by which research informs policy formulation.
Since joining PEERSS in 2019, UNED has been working to adapt, pilot, and refine mechanisms to inform policies using the best research evidence available. It has also been contributing to a community of practice that supports cross-country learning across participating and peer mentor organizations.
With PEERSS funding and support, UNED has:
Supported the Secretary of Youth of the city of Medellin by producing an evidence brief, launching a citizen’s panel, and holding stakeholder dialogues that are centered on the human rights of youth.
Moving forward, UNED will continue to further evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) by:
Searching for windows of opportunity to support EIP in non-health SDGs.
Conducting a citizens’ evidence brief that highlights key policy issues that will be addressed (in consultation with policymakers) and the evidence surrounding these issues.
Conducting a citizens’ panel to elicit the values that citizens believe should guide decision-making.
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Publications, policy briefs and other resources from UNED
COVID-19 special project
A compilation of resources from the UNED team, including an evidence map and quick syntheses of available research.
» Contención y tratamiento específico de la infección por coronavirus 2019-nCoV.
Published 10 February
» Pharmacological interventions for adults with COVID-19 infection Rapid Synthesis
Published 25 March, Updated 6 April
» Non-pharmacological interventions for containment, mitigation and suppression of COVID-19 infection Rapid Synthesis
Published 28 March, Updated 4 June
» Clinical performance of laboratory diagnostic tests in SARS-CoV-2 infection: Rapid Synthesis
Published 15 April
» Clinical factors for the prognosis of severe illness and death in patients with COVID-19
Published 22 April
» Organizational planning of healthcare delivery for patients with COVID-19
Published 22 April
» High flow oxygen therapy and continuous positive pressure systems in adult patients with COVID-19
Published 23 April
» Impact of school closings on the epidemiological behavior of COVID-19 and on the physical and mental health of children and adolescents
Published 3 June
» Mental health interventions for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic
Published 3 June
» Measures and adaptations for the safe reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic
Published 20 October
» Vaccines for COVID-19: security, immunogenicity, and efficacy evidence
Published 23 November
» Vaccines for COVID-19: production, distribution capacity, and economic and political implications
Published 24 November
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