Lessons Learned from Supporting 'Learning Health Systems' and Evidence-Informed Policymaking
Dr. John Lavis supports policymakers and stakeholders to harness research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights to strengthen health and social systems and get the right programs, services and products to the people who need them. He is Co-Lead of the Global Commission on Evidence to Address Societal Challenges, the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END), and Rapid-Improvement Support and Exchange (RISE). He is the Director of the McMaster Health Forum and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Informed Policy. He is a Professor in the Department of Health Evidence and Impact at McMaster University and the Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems, as well as Adjunct Professor at the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg. He holds an MD from Queen's University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD (in Health Policy) from Harvard University.
Disclosure: Dr. Lavis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Lavis will review lessons learned from 13 years supporting evidence-informed policymaking about health, from three years supporting learning health systems provincially, from 22 months supporting evidence-informed policymaking about COVID-19 and from 10 months identifying ways to strengthen national evidence-support systems and the global evidence architecture.
- To appreciate lessons learned from supporting evidence-informed policymaking, learning health systems, and efforts to address societal challenges like COVID-19
- To understand how you can contribute to the path forward for using best evidence to address societal challenges
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