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.
Guest Blog: Training and Support for Managing Drinking Water Systems in First Nations Communities in Ontario
As of September 2019, there were 56 long-term drinking water advisories (LTDWA) for public systems on First Nations reserves across Canada. These are either Boil Water advisories or Do Not Consume advisories that have been in effect for more than a year. Of these 56 LTDWA, more than half have been in effect for over a decade and while this is a cross-Canada issue, there is a greater number in Ontario (42) than all other provinces combined.Read More
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
We have started to produce and gather together these adapted frameworks and cases to help familiarize practitioners with frameworks and with ethical deliberation. To date we have eight frameworks and six cases, and will be adding to these over time. Latest update: April 2019.Read More
This series features methods and tools tailored to specific topics in public health. Past topics have included Mental Health, Healthy Weights and Prevention of Infectious Diseases.Read More
This module (in the NCCMT Learning Centre) is designed for anyone responsible for finding good quality research evidence to support decisions about public health programs or services. This module gives you the knowledge you need to quickly and efficiently search for relevant pre-processed and pre-appraised public health research evidence to guide decision-making.Read More
This module is designed to provide public health professionals with the knowledge they need to effectively and efficiently address practice-based issues. You will learn about the types of research designs you are likely to encounter when accessing evidence and the types of practice-based questions that this research evidence can answer.Read More
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
This tool was developed to test knowledge and skills required for evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) and provide resources to help fill identified gaps. Topics covered by the tool include critical appraisal of evidence, interpreting research results and strategies for knowledge translation. The examples included are directly relevant to public health.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