About Us

We are the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)–one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT facilitates and supports the development of knowledge and capacity to use the best available evidence in practice among public health professionals. 

Building capacity for evidence-informed public health

Our goal is to support the use of the best available research evidence in public health practice and policy to optimize the health of Canadians. We support public health professionals in finding and using innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools to build capacity for evidence-informed public health.

Methods and tools for knowledge translation

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) define knowledge translation as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to provide more effective health services and products. 

A method is a process or series of steps to organize a knowledge translation activity, for example, a framework to create a dissemination plan. A tool is a product or instrument to carry out the steps of a knowledge translation activity, for example, a checklist for your dissemination plan. 

Getting Started

EIPH Wheel

Evidence-informed public health (EIPH)

EIPH is the process of distilling and disseminating the best available evidence from research, context and experience to inform and improve public health practice and policy.

Learn more about the 7-Steps of EIPH.


Tools to Get Started

Tools to Get Started with Evidence-informed Public Health

This guide lists resources from the Registry of Methods and Tools to get you started with each of the seven steps of EIPH.

Access the guide.



Health Evidence

Health Evidence™

The Health Evidence™ registry contains quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. Registered users receive a tailored monthly evidence service of new reviews related to topics of interest.




National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

The NCCMT is part of a network of six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) that work together to strengthen public health in Canada. Each NCC focuses on a different public health priority.

Learn more about the NCCPH.