Build your capacity for the overall process of evidence-informed decision-making

Introduction to evidence-informed decision making (EIDM)

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)

This online learning module is designed for public health professionals. It walks users through all seven steps of the Evidence-Informed Public Health (EIPH) process using a problem-based learning approach and public health examples. This comprehensive resource takes approximately 3.5-5 hours to complete. The NCCMT has full list of productions and publication related to EIDM and a Registry of Methods and Tools. The Registry’s goals are to help public health practitioners: communicate new knowledge to clients and colleagues; support innovation uptake in their organization; synthesize and appraise public health related research; work with community partners; and summarize evidence for public health policy decisions.

Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) topics and resources

Public Health Ontario

Resources on: health promotion skills and competencies; alcohol policy; program evaluation; health communication; program planning, policy development and partner centres.

Program evidence tools

Strengthening Chronic Disease Prevention Programming: The Towards Evidence Informed Practice (TEIP) Program Evidence Tool

This toolkit provides explanation, reflective questions and worksheets for five steps to applying evidence to program planning. These steps are: identify evidence question; develop search strategy; collect, extract and synthesize evidence; interpret & adapt evidence; and plan to implement and evaluate.

The SDHU OPHS evidence-informed planning cycle (PDF document)

Sudbury and District Health Unit- Ontario Public Health Standards

Designed for planning effective Public Health programs, this interactive electronic toolkit includes transferable templates, tracking forms, flowcharts, prompts and resources to assist in the program planning process.