Evidence-informed Health Policy (EiHP) Workshops help state officials and staff understand the use of evidence as a foundation for health policy decisions. Since 2009, the Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) has led these tailored trainings to assist elected and appointed state officials and their staff with how to find, evaluate, and use evidence to inform health policy.
Each training is customized to the issues and policy challenges relevant to the state. Center staff work with state staff to identify pressing policy issues and create trainings to address the areas they have identified. Prior workshop content has focused on issues specific to legislators, Medicaid and other health officials, program staff, or community partners.
Workshops range from one hour to two days in length and can be conducted longitudinally. There is no cost for states participating in the Center’s flagship collaboratives, DERP (Drug Effectiveness Review Project) and MED (Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project). There is a nominal fee for other states.