Podcast: Interview with John Lavis on improving evidence-informed decision-making during health crises and beyond the pandemic

10 November 2021

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In the first of a series of podcasts on evidence-informed decision- and policy-making, Professor John Lavis, Director of the McMaster Health Forum’s Impact Lab and Forum+, shares his most important lessons learned on how to bridge the gap between evidence and policy. He also reflects upon what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught the world about translating evidence into policy and practice, and discusses three strategies on how to improve evidence-informed decision-making during health crises and beyond the pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided an unprecedented opportunity to assess the relationship between evidence and policy and their impact on societies.  This podcast series features interviews with leading experts in the area of knowledge translation and evidence-policy-society processes, documenting key lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and looking ahead leveraging innovation and novel strategies. A must-listen for all that aim to make better, evidence-based policy decisions – stay tune for future episodes.