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Evidence Based Decision-Making

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools is one of six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in Canada. For more information visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) aims to enhance evidence-informed public health (EIPH) practice and policy by providing leadership and expertise in sharing what works in public health at http://www.nccmt.ca/.

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada

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For more information, visit http://www.nccph.ca/en/home.aspx.

National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health supports Aboriginal communities across Canada in realizing their health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Aboriginal people. http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/

Knowing What Works. Doing What Works: An Introduction to the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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I Introduction
II What is evidence-informed public health?
III Why implement EIPH?
IV How can the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) help you implement EIPH?
V More about the NCCMT

- by Jeannie Mackintosh, Communication Coordinator, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

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RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center

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 This study is based on a critical examination of the literature on literacy and health to address two questions: 1) Are literacy skills related to use of health care services, health outcomes, costs of health care and disparities in health outcomes?; and 2) For individuals with low literacy skills, what are effective interventions?. It found strong evidence that low reading skills and poor health are related, but less evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions.

OHPE Looks Ahead: A Library for the Future

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I Introduction

II "Slower/Better"

III Library Holdings

IV Conclusion

V References



--by Larry Hershfield, Manager, The Health Communication Unit, with the assistance of the OHPE Editorial and Management Team



If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://www.ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

Brant County Health Goals Project

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I Introduction

II Process

III Lessons Learned

IV Outcomes



by Erica MacIntyre, Health Planner, Grand River District Health Council; Lisa Connolly, RN(EC), N.P., Task Force member; and, Rita-Marie Hadley, Co-Chair, Brant County Health Goals Task Force



If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to [email protected]. More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 (http://ohpe.ca/ebulletin/ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).

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