Translating and contextualizing learning resources for informed health choices

Background: claims about what is good or bad for our health are everywhere. How do we know which claims we can trust? The aim of the Informed Health Choices project ( is to help people assess the trustworthiness of claims about the effects of interventions as well as the evidence that supports them, and to make informed health choices. We do this by developing and evaluating learning resources designed to teach a set of Key Concepts ( We have developed and evaluated effective educational resources for schoolchildren and their parents in Uganda. Those resources are being translated and contextualized in countries around the world ( At the same time we are continuing to develop and evaluate new resources.

Objectives: 1) to share experiences translating and contextualizing the learning resources and using the guides to do this (hearing from people who have already translated and/or contextualized resources), and 2) to learn about methods for designing and user-testing Informed Health Choices learning resources.

Description: the Special Sessionwill include structured discussion of experience with translating, contextualizing, and user testing Informed Health Choices learning resources and small group activities.


Rosenbaum S1, Oxman A1, Martínez García L2, Pérez-Gaxiola G3, Schoonees A4, Naude C5, Mora Ringle V6, Bala M7
1 Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway
2 Cochrane Iberoamerica, Spain
3 Cochrane México - Hospital Pediátrico de Sinaloa, Mexico
4 Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
5 Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
6 University of Miami, USA
7 Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cochrane Poland, Poland

Target audience: 

Consumers, teachers, researchers


Tuesday 22 October 2019 - 16:00 to 17:30