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 hallmark series from the National Collaborating Centre of Methods and Tools (NCCMT) features knowledge translation resources from our Registry of Methods and Tools; an online database that supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health policies and practices. Held monthly, each webinar features a presentation by the developer of the resource as well as a user account of a real-world application of the resource.Read More
Engage with public health practitioners across Canada as they share their success stories of using or implementing evidence-informed decision making in the real world. Learn about the strategies and tools for evidence use to improve public health practice, programs and policy.Read More
Improve your critical appraisal skills! Each journal club session examines a published article on a different public health topic. Our senior Knowledge Translation Advisor leads participants through an interactive and informative discussion on the merits of elements such as study design, bias, methodology, interpretation and applicability.Read More
Launched in 2014, the Knowledge Broker (KB) Mentoring program was developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) to advance the uptake and use of evidence informed decision making (EIDM) in Canada within the public health sector. This project combines in-person and online support to train public health practitioners to develop knowledge and capacity in the theory and practice of EIDM.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
This gap analysis by the NCCDH focuses attention on the most pressing needs in advancing health equity in public health. It offers guidance for researchers, policy-makers, government decision-makers and public health practitioners.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
Addressing the Dimensions of Sexual Health: A Review of Evaluated Sexual Health Promotion Interventions
This scoping review is intended to support the effective planning, implementation and evaluation of sexual health promotion interventions (SHPI) by: • identifying the dimensions of sexual health that have been targeted by SHPIs since 2010; • examining the ways in which sexual health promoters have incorporated these dimensions throughout development, implementation and evaluation of SHPIs; and • identifying the evaluative measures that are employed to monitor outcomes. Emphasis is placed on exploring how SHPIs address the dimensions of sexual health in relation to the sexual and gender diversity of their target population.Read More
Dr. Watson-Creed, Medical Officer of Health, Capital & District Health Authority (Halifax), discusses how Nova Scotia public health’s renewal process resulted in a system-wide focus on health equity. Three promising practices were used: purposeful reporting, community engagement and intersectoral action.Read More