Virtual Course on Evidence-Informed Policies (EIP)


This course was developed by PAHO to support capacity development for strengthening Evidence-Informed Policies (EIP) in the Americas. It is a self-learning course designed for decision-makers and managers at different levels who formulate and implement health policies and programs, as well as their supporters from national and local governments; researchers, postgraduate students, and members of organized civil society interested in the topic.

The content and working methods are adapted from the SUPPORT Tools (SUPporting POlicy relevant Reviews and Trials) for Evidence-Informed Policies, which have been adopted by EVIPNet Americas, along with other recent resources.

Access and Use of Scientific Information in Health

This course aims to improve performance and promote search autonomy in VHL, as well as develop  technical skills to efficiently search for information in the field health.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: – Identify the main sources of health information; – Identify the types of available studies; – Relate information to specific needs; – Understand and apply health terminology; and – Develop search strategies – resources and syntax.

Introductory Online Course on Developing and Adapting GRADE Guidelines

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals who develop guidelines or use evidence-based recommendations for policies and practices in Latin American countries. Objectives: – Strengthen capacities in implementing processes recommended by WHO/PAHO for the development of guidelines and technical documents considering scientific evidence. – Enhance the competence of healthcare professionals in searching for and using guidelines and critically reading them. – Improve knowledge and skills in the processes of drafting, adapting, and implementing evidence-based guidelines using the GRADE methodology. – Enhance knowledge and skills in the use of guidelines for decision-making.

Introductory Virtual Course on Systematic Review of the Literature


This course describes the most important concepts related to the development of a systematic review to address intervention-related questions. Students will be able to apply the knowledge about the process and concepts presented to critically analyze systematic reviews and, furthermore, plan the development of their own systematic review.

Evidence Map: methodology and application

Evidence Map is a methodology for systematizing and graphically representing the evidence analyzed in review studies of an area regarding the effect of interventions on health outcomes. This online course is based on the “Evidence Gap Map” methodology adapted by BIREME.

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A Guide for Evidence-Informed Decision-Making, Including in Health Emergencies

Handbook for Adapting and Implementing Evidence-Informed Guidelines. Second Edition