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.
During the past decade, the policy brief has been growing in popularity as a tool as a tool for summarizing and communicating research evidence with policy makers. But the term “policy brief” (or other equivalent terms) is used to designate documents with various kinds of contents and formats, which can be confusing. The aim of this document is to guide knowledge producers (researchers, scientific advisors or analysts, consultants, etc.) through the writing of an evidence-informed policy brief intended for policy makers. Based on a literature review, this document describes the characteristics of the policy brief, its components and the elements to consider when writing one in order to maximize its potential. It also provides a selection of writing guides to help readers find resources adapted to their specific needs.Read More
This document is part of a series of documents, webinars, and workshops on wicked problems. It highlights key factors and resources for dealing with wicked problems and offers readers some practical examples for how these may be addressed. Our hope is that it will be useful to public health actors by helping to focus their approach to the specific problems their organizations are faced with and by suggesting resources that might be helpful.Read More
This annotated online Oxford Bibliographies, written by NCCAH staff Regine Halseth, Roberta Stout, and Donna Atkinson, aims to enhance understanding of ‘cultural safety’ in health care by providing a brief overview of the most relevant literature in this field, including what cultural safety is and how it differs from other related concepts, methods to enhance learning about cultural safety, and the various health contexts in which it can be applied (policy, practice and research).
DOI: 10.1093/0B0/9780199756797-0192 | Oxford Bibliographies subscription required to accessRead More
This briefing note, by Paul Cairney of the University of Stirling, presents the importance of distinguishing between uncertainty and ambiguity in the strategies aimed to develop evidence-informed policy making.Read More
The Learning Centre has online learning resources have been developed to support the evidence-informed public health (EIPH) process. Each module relates to at least one step in the EIPH process.Read More
This module is designed to demonstrate the steps of evidence-informed decision making in public health and provide practice activities for finding and applying the best available research evidence to a real world scenario.Read More
This abbreviated module introduces you to the key issues in the evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) process. The EIDM Essentials module may be used as a first step before you complete the full Introduction to Evidence-Informed Decision Making module.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