Decision Making in Public Health

Evidence, Politics or Diplomacy


Die Teilnehmenden erfahren, wie Entscheidungen im Bereich Public Health sinnvoll auf Basis bestätigter Fakten getroffen werden. Das Einbeziehen von Gemeinden und anderen Akteuren in Entscheidungsprozesse wird diskutiert. Zudem wird die Einbettung ins politische und diplomatische Gefüge aufgezeigt. 


This course aims to provide participants with the necessary tools to develop and to successfully implement evidence-informed decisions in health.

First, participants learn to provide evidence for their own managerial decision-making, but also for communicating and translating such evidence into the process of changing and improving policy and practice. Second, with case studies other approaches of decision-making in health, such as political or diplomacy-driven approaches will be identified.Third, strategies for ensuring the use of evidence-informed decisions will be discussed, with a focus on methods and tools that increase evidence relevance for practice (e.g. involving decision-makers and communities).


  • Global Public Health
  • Quality Management
  • Sonstige - Public Health

Datum / Uhrzeit


Veranstalter und Veranstaltungsort

Institut für Public-Health, Heidelberg

Target Group and Prerequisites

  • Public health professionals; social scientists, paramedical staff, project planners / co-ordinators, medical doctors, tropEd students;
  • The course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking, Writing) required.

2 ECTS (tropEd Master in International Health)

Course Fee

General admittance: EUR 750,-
troEd students: EUR 500,-

Information and Registration


Anchal Sharma, MSc.
Assistant Short Courses Coordinator
Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 365, D-69120 Heidelberg
Fon: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 43 12 
Fax: + 49 - (0) 62 21 - 56 49 18

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