The Portal brings together a broad selection of resources from all six of the National Collaborating Centres (NCCs). Search for resources by clicking on NCC, Type, Topic and Core Competency.
Please note: the Portal is not exhaustive and not all resources are indexed by PHAC Core Competency.
This module teaches you how guidelines are developed and how to assess their quality. With this knowledge, you can confidently determine whether the guidelines you find can be applied to your own public health situation.Read More
This module will help you understand and use a structured process and criteria for adapting research evidence to local public health decision-making using the Applicability and Transferability (A&T) Tool with a relevant public health scenario.Read More
This module is designed to provide public health managers with an overview of areas to consider when planning organizational change. This module teaches you about a model for organizational change as well as strategies that can be implemented for change.Read More
Every day in Canada, research evidence is used to inform decisions in public health. We’ve collected stories from across the country that highlight the use of evidence to inform public health practice, programs and policy in Canada.Read More
In this video series, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.Read More
Evidence-informed public health involves integrating the best available research evidence into the decision-making process. Additional factors - community health issues and local context; community and political preferences and actions; and public health resources - create the environment in which that research evidence is interpreted and applied.Read More
Foundations: Definitions and concepts to frame population mental health promotion for children and youth
The six NCCs for Public Health collaborated on a project to increase understanding of population mental health promotion for children and youth. Together, they developed a collection of documents to mobilize knowledge, clarify key concepts, and strengthen public health practice in this area.Read More
Understanding and interpreting research evidence is an important part of practicing evidence-informed public health. You need to understand some basic concepts. This series of short videos explains some important terms that you are likely to encounter when looking at research evidence.Read More
How do you know if a systematic review has been done well? First you need to know the parts that make up a systematic review; then you need to know where to focus your attention to assess the quality. This tool describes the anatomy of a systematic review so you can quickly and easily find the information you need to complete the critical appraisal process.Read More