viagra helvetica, generic sans-serif"> The SUPporting POlicy relevant Reviews and Trials (SUPPORT) project is an international collaboration funded by the European Commission’s 6th Framework. As part of this project, prostate we have produced the SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP). This article is the first in a series describing these tools which are designed to help policymakers and those who support them. Their purpose is to assist in making well-informed decisions about policies or actions that are used to address health problems and achieve health goals. The tools are also relevant for managers. Our aim is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of health policies through better use of research evidence to inform decisions.