Evidence Based Decision-Making

Building Capacity for Evidence-Informed Practice: Lessons from the Ontario Public Health Association’s Towards Evidence-Informed Practice (TEIP) Program

Contents

I Introduction
II The Changing Public Health Landscape
III Defining Evidence-Informed Public Health Practice
IV Practical Tools for Public Health
V Les Outils TEIP Disponibles en Français
VI TEIP Master Trainer Workshops
VII Stories from the Field
VIII Building a Culture of Evidence-Informed Practice
IX Moving forward

-submitted by Dayna Albert and Julie Wong, OPHA –TEIP Program

I Introduction

Online Resources Related to Feature 701

LEARN Project
http://www.ptcc-cfc.on.ca/english/learn/

The Learning through Evidence, Action and Reflection Networks (LEARN) project is a partnership between tobacco control practitioners engaged in the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy and PTCC. The LEARN project’s goal is to cultivate and facilitate knowledge exchange across the province and to enable efficient coordination of capacity building activities.

CPSquare: the community of practice on communities of practice
http://cpsquare.org/

Print Resources Related to Feature 701

Articles

Barwick, M (2008). Developing a community of practice model for cancer and chronic disease prevention. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Toronto, ON.

Bentley, C., Browman, P., Poole, B. (2010). Conceptual and practical challenges for implementing the communities of practice model on a national scale – a Canadian cancer control initiative. BMC Health Services Research, 10:3 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-3.

Learning in Community – PTCC’s Learning through Evidence, Action and Reflection Networks (LEARN) project

Contents

I Introduction
II CoPS as a hub for PTCC’s knowledge development and exchange strategy
III Establishing and cultivating CoPs
IV Domain: CoP topics and how they were selected
V Community
VI Practice
VII Sponsorship and support
VIII Outcomes of participation
IX Lessons learned
X Conclusion

Canadian Population Health Initiative of the Canadian Institute for Health Information

The mission of the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI) of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is to foster a better understanding of factors that affect the health of individuals and communities; and to contribute to the development of policies that reduce inequities and improve the health and well-being of Canadians.

CPHI provides research and reports including Reducing Gaps in Health – A Focus on Socio-Economic status in Urban Canada, available at http://www.cihi.ca/cihiweb/dispPage.jsp?cw_page=PG_1690_E&cw_topic=1690&....

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada

National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx.

Using Neighbourhood Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Contents

I Introduction
II Detailed Information about Your Neighbourhoods
III A Closer Look at Possible Solutions
IV Using the Data to Make a Difference
V Outcomes to Date
VI The Role of Public Health Practitioners
VII References

--submitted by Diana Daghofer, Wellspring Strategies and Hope Beanlands, Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health

I Introduction

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada

For more information, visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx.

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health supports Aboriginal communities across Canada in realizing their health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Aboriginal people. http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) promotes social justice and health for all at http://www.nccdh.ca.

Knowing What Works. Doing What Works: An Introduction to the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

Contents

I Introduction
II What is evidence-informed public health?
III Why implement EIPH?
IV How can the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) help you implement EIPH?
V More about the NCCMT

- by Jeannie Mackintosh, Communication Coordinator, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

I Introduction

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