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An ‘Evidence Check’ system for facilitating evidence-informed health policy Volume 16 Issue 11-12

Danielle Campbell, George Rubin

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Danielle Campbell

George Rubin


In partnership with the NSW Department of Health, the
Sax Institute has established a Getting Research into Policy
and Practice (GRIPP) Program to improve the integration
of population health and health services research with
policy. The program is overseen by the GRIPP Steering
Committee, which is co-chaired by the NSW Chief Health
Officer (Dr Greg Stewart until February 2005, then Dr
Denise Robinson) and Professor Anthony Zwi (University
of NSW). One initiative of the GRIPP Program is an
Evidence Check system to facilitate the commissioning
of high quality research reviews relevant to policy
issues. This article outlines the background to Evidence
Check and describes how the system was developed and