Use of evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness–feasibility loop

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Research reports & papers
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World Health Organisation
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Public policy plays a key role in improving population health and in the control of diseases, including non-communicable diseases. However, an evidence-based approach to formulating healthy public policy has been difficult to implement, partly on account of barriers that hinder integrated work between researchers and policy-makers. This paper describes a 'policy effectiveness–feasibility loop' (PEFL) that brings together epidemiological modelling, local situation analysis and option appraisal to foster collaboration between researchers and policy-makers.