January 2017.

In the first issue of Evidence Matters for 2017, we share an opinion piece from WHO health leader Dr Abdul Ghaffar on how to embed research in health systems for more evidence-informed practice, news of funding grants to help researchers use genomic research in combination with the 45 and Up Study, and we put the spotlight on Anne Redman, the co-director of our new Evaluate program, who explains the dramatic shift she has seen during her career as evaluation has become a foundation for developing policies and programs with real impact and value.