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Health impacts of policies and interventions course is offered by Cidacs

em 15 de July de 2021

Applications for the short course “Evaluating the health impacts of policies and interventions” were opened today (July 15th). The course will address quantitative empirical methods for policy evaluation, targeting Latin Americans who act as political analysts, researchers and students in public health. It’s a free course, promoted by the Center for Data Integration and Knowledge for Health (Cidacs / Fiocruz) in partnership with the Medical Research Council and the Chief Scientists Office (MRC / CSO) of the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit of the University of Glasgow.

This four-week course, which will run Aug. 16 to Oct. 1st, will consist of approximately, three-hour classes a week and a one-week break in between. Theoretical and practical activities will be developed to help the attendee to build technical capacity to understand, interpret and identify the strengths and weaknesses of different natural experiment projects and to evaluate complex interventions. Classes will be held in English. The course will be limited to 35 attendees. You can check the course outline here.

Applicants must be familiar with basic statistical tools and concepts, such as linear regression and logistics and also data processing using Stata and R. Registrations must be done by filling out  this application form by July 28th. The selection results will be announced by August 8th on Cidacs website and via e-mail to the selected candidates.

At the end of the course, it’s expected that the participants will have developed a clear understanding of complex interventions as well as the theoretical context of the program. In addition to being able to design an impact assessment and determine the methods that can be used, besides identifying the effects from potential results. For more information, please write an email to

Registrations for the short course “Evaluating the health impacts of policies and interventions”  
Date: from July 15th to July 28th, 2021
Application form: click here
Results: by 08/08
Course: from Aug. 16 to Oct. 1st

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