Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Policy

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Introduction

Using relevant research to inform policy is foundational as Liberia strives to improve health outcomes. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), CTLI will deliver a certificate course in Evidence-Based Health Policy. This course will teach current policy-makers the skills necessary to lead the creation of context-appropriate health policies in an environment where policy development is often driven by international organizations and other partners.

Built for Working Professionals

Starting in 2023, the course will engage participants nominated by the MOH, NPHIL, and other policy-making institutions. As an executive-ed style training, the course’s classroom time will be limited but intensive, with applied learning taking place through projects that students implement at their places of work. Ongoing coaching from instructor-mentors will maximize learning.

Institutional Partnerships

Starting in 2023, the course will engage participants nominated by the MOH, NPHIL, and other policy-making institutions. As an executive-ed style training, the course’s classroom time will be limited but intensive, with applied learning taking place through projects that students implement at their places of work. Ongoing coaching from instructor-mentors will maximize learning.

Leveraging Past Experience

The Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Policy will draw from two existing courses:

  1. CTLI will translate lessons learned from ULCHS’s first executive-education certificate course, the Certificate in Health Systems Leadership and Management, into the structure and approach to this training.

  2. CTLI will adapt content from the curriculum of a Yale University course, Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Public Health

 

Three cohorts of 20 policymakers will participate in the course, with careful assessment of each iteration of the course informing plans for the following year. In the long term, the curriculum will be adapted and absorbed into a seminar in ULCHS’s Masters in Public Health program.

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The ULCHS CTLI is a national public-private-academic hub for research utilization education, training, and collaboration throughout Liberia’s health sector. CTLI provides a long-term institutional home for sustaining programs developed through BRIDGE-U: Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia (BRIDGE-U Liberia) and other funded projects. CTLI also provides a place for faculty, students, policymakers, clinicians, entrepreneurs, and others to gather for project activities and trainings as well as networking and collaboration.