Evidence for Success: The guide to getting evidence and using it

The Evidence for Success guide offers easy to follow, step-by-step guidance and resources to support organisations to use evidence to influence policy and practice. It is for anyone who wants to use evidence to improve policy and practice, regardless of the level of experience they have.

The “Evidence for Success” guide was produced by the Knowledge Translation Network and published in August 2014, which was established in 2012 to facilitate and share learning about effective knowledge translation and dissemination activities. The guide was reviewed in April 2015.

Part 1 outlines how you can generate evidence that is relevant, robust and persuasive to the stakeholders that you are trying to influence. Although this guide is primarily about using evidence, this part of the guide helps to ensure you have the quality of evidence you need to maximise your chances of influencing policy and practice.

Part 2 explores how this evidence can then be used to influence

  • internal policy and practice;
  • external policy and practice, and
  • future funding and commissioning decisions. It concludes by providing 10 top tips for using evidence for success.

Part 3 identifies a range of resources that you can access to help you achieve your goals.

Evidence for Success: The guide to getting evidence and using it

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