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Research Report:

Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences

by Patrick Fafard

Policy-makers are often challenged when producing public policy to consider the role of evidence, especially scientific evidence.  CPRN Research Fellow Patrick Fafard (University of Ottawa) explores this challenge in Evidence and Healthy Public Policy:  Insights from Health and Political Sciences, which was produced for the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy in collaboration with CPRN.  The report focuses on two linked questions:  what constitutes evidence in policy-making, and what models of policy-making are available in political science that can inform our understanding of how evidence is used or not used to develop healthy public policy?

Release Date: 5 Jun 2008
Number of pages: 33
Document number: 50036