We assist policymakers, as well as health and social system leaders, to utilise the best available research evidence in health and social system decision-making. We provide policymakers and decision-makers with the following services and products:
Rapid Response service to address urgent requests for research evidence;
Evidence Briefs for Policy to provide best available evidence to address a problem and the options to address it;
Deliberative Stakeholder Dialogues for discussion among stakeholders on priority issues, informed by Evidence Briefs
Knowledge Translation (KT) Products and Knowledge Uptake (KU) Activities:
CCHSRD has produced/co-produced the following KT Products and engaged in KU Activities:
6 Evidence Briefs for Policy (EBP)
EBPs provide the best available evidence to address a problem and the policy/programmatic options to address it.
Improving Access, Quality and Equity in Health Service Delivery in Guyana through the Implementation of Integrated Health Service Delivery Networks (2023)
Addressing the Mental Health and Psychological Impact of Public Health Emergencies on Healthcare Workers in Trinidad and Tobago: Preparing for the Next Public Health Emergency using Interventions Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic (2023)
Strengthening Nursing Retention and Midwifery in the Public Healthcare System: A Human Resources for Health Imperative (2023)
Facilitating Sustainable Communities in Trinidad and Tobago with an Emphasis on Community Based Participatory Approaches (2023)
5 EBP Summary Videos
Animated videos were produced to succinctly share the synthesised evidence from the EBPs.
4 Rapid Response Briefs (RRB)
RRBs quickly provide the best available evidence to address a problem, in response to urgent requests.
Key Strategies/ Interventions to Remedy the Unfilled Demand for Labour and Skills Gaps in the Civil Service in Trinidad and Tobago (2022)
Key Strategies/ Interventions to Address the Underperformance of Males in the Education System in Trinidad and Tobago (2022)
Key Strategies/ Interventions to Address the “Dependency Syndrome” on the State’s Social Welfare System in Trinidad and Tobago (2022)
1 Stakeholder Dissemination Meeting
Providing Targeted Access to SRH Services to Adolescents in T&T (2021)
2 Stakeholder Dialogues (and Summary Reports)
Stakeholder Dialogues are facilitated discussions among stakeholders on priority issue, informed by an evidence brief.
1 Advocacy Plan (Draft)
An Advocacy Plan identifies actions that can be taken (and relevant stakeholders) to encourage uptake of evidence to address priority issues.