The Translating Evidence into Action TWG focuses on the translation of health systems evidence into action through knowledge exchange on best practices, lessons learned, and practical guidance and tools.

If you would like to find out more about the E2A TWG, the activities we will be involved in at the Symposium, or engage in this important area of research, why not visit us at the HSG stall in the Marketplace, follow #Ev2Action on Twitter, and join us at one of the exciting sessions listed below.

Official TWG Sessions

Session Type Title Description Date & Time Location
Organized session Decoding knowledge translation: initiatives, institutions, and perspectives on moving from knowledge to action and working across constituencies for policy and program change The Translating Evidence to Action Thematic Working Group and the Cross-Constituency Engagement sub-TWG of SHaPeS seek to decode knowledge translation and cross-constituency engagement initiative and institutions using a global inventory of them to be presented and discussed. The objective is encouraging the use of strategies relating to planning, carrying out and disseminating research that increase the likelihood of health policy and systems research resulting in action. Thursday, November  17, 16:00-17:30 Room 18
Business meeting   Wednesday, November 16, 12:30 – 13:45 Room 7

Supporting materials for organized session

In collaboration with the SHAPES TWG, we have compiled an Inventory of Global Initiatives for Knowledge Translation, which will be presented and discussed in our Organized Session.

TWG member sessions

Session Type Title Description Date & Time Location
Organized session Achieving responsive health systems using responsive supports for evidence-informed policymaking This panel brings together policymakers and researchers to showcase and learn from responsive supports for evidence-informed policymaking about health systems. Learning objectives: 1)to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by starting with a relatively clean slateincreating responsive supports for evidence-informed policymaking about health systems; 2)to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by covering a broad spectrumof whats needed on the evidence-supply side, while not spreading a group too thin; 3)to identify the challenges and opportunities to creating and maintaining demand for research evidence

among elected politicians and top public servants.

Friday, November 18, 14:00 – 15:30 Room 12
Poster The perceived role and influence of facilitators for a policy dialogue’s success This qualitative study describes how policy dialogue facilitators play a role and can influence a policy dialogues success – from a process and impact perspective. The study involved experienced facilitators and observers of policy dialogues, which were organized by WHOs Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet). Marketplace