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Updated Glossary! Evidence-Based Decision Making

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New terms have been added to the Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) Glossary. This resource provides terms that promote a shared understanding of key EBDM concepts. 

EBDM is the intersection of the best available research evidence, decision-makers’ expertise, and community needs and implementation context. EBDM recognizes that research evidence is not the only contributing factor to decisions. Other equally important factors include resourcing, cultural values, community voice, and feasibility of implementation.

The glossary is updated periodically. Definitions are based on literature reviews with input from subject-matter experts and practitioners. Newly added terms address issues related to equity in research and evaluation, such as “disparity,” and those related to research design, such as “mixed methods research.” 

Learn more about the Colorado Lab’s facilitation of a commonly accepted vision for Colorado’s approach to EBDM in policymaking, and check out our EBDM blog series. For additional information or to schedule a Colorado Lab-hosted EBDM 101 Learning & Dialogue Session, please contact Dr. Courtney Everson.