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Evidence Based Decision-Making

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 editor@ohpe.ca. 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 editor@ohpe.ca. 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).

National Best Practices Consortium for Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

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The Office of the Secretariat for the National Best Practices Consortium, Evidence and Information for Chronic Disease Policy Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada
Tel: (613) 952-3813
Jackie_Kierulf@hc-sc.gc.ca

An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Best Practices Development

Sections: 

I Introduction
II Why Develop Best Practices?
III Interpretations of 'Best Practices'
IV The Interdisciplinary Method of Best Practice Development
V Who Makes Up the Interdisciplinary Team?
VI The Dichotomies
VII The Role of Evidence in Best Practices Development
VIII Conclusion
IX References

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