The Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), in partnership with the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has produced a casebook that showcases population health intervention research (PHIR) in Canada.
The over-arching theme that guides the research cases presented in the casebook is health equity. The content is organized and presented within three broad categories: exploring implementation processes that support PHIR; evaluating setting-specific programs; and researching multi-component, community-wide interventions. Within these categories, the research cases explore the theoretical and methodological approaches used in the field of PHIR; demonstrate impact and lessons learned; illustrate uptake by program planners and policy decision-makers; and identify implications for research, policy and practice.
CRICH's contribution: Dr. Pat O'Campo, Kelly Murphy and Emily Holton authored the first case in this book: "Valuing context and collaboration in population health intervention research: a realist review of community treatment approaches for homeless adults with concurrent disorders".
A free download is available at CIHI's website: http://bit.ly/ezu4Ww.