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Policy Liaison Initiative

The Policy Liaison Initiative is an ongoing collaboration between the Australasian Cochrane Centre and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing that aims to encourage and support evidence-based approaches to policy making. Funded by Department of Health and Ageing, the initiative aims to address barriers to using research evidence, particularly Cochrane reviews. Hence the Evidence-Based Policy Network (EBPN) was established within the Department and is supported by a dedicated Policy Liaison Officer based at the ACC and a website to disseminate project outputs.

Project outputs include:

  • web-based summaries of Cochrane reviews in National Health Priority Areas plus reviews published by the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) and Cochrane Consumers and Communication review groups

  • new and updated Cochrane reviews for each issue of The Cochrane Library

  • seminars and workshops for EBPN members
  • regular bulletins highlighting new Cochrane reviews and summaries, upcoming workshops or seminars and useful resources and literature

  • helpdesk

Centre staff involved include Sally Green, Marie Misso, Sue Brennan, Miranda Cumpston, Hayley Barnes and Rebecca Ryan.

Policy Liaison Initiative website:


The Australasian Cochrane Centre phone: 03 9903 0366.


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