An introduction to the
National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

What is the NCCMT?

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in evidence-informed decision making to Canadian public health organizations.

We believe that using the best available evidence to inform public health practice and policy will strengthen and improve the public health system, ultimately leading to better health for all Canadians.

The NCCMT supports public health organizations in using innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools to put what works into practice and policy across all domains of public health.

Who is the NCCMT for?

We support and engage those working in public health across Canada; however, our products and services are relevant to public health internationally, the broader health care system, and other sectors.

Strengthening public health in Canada

We believe that using the best available evidence to inform public health practice and policy will strengthen and improve the public health system in Canada, ultimately leading to improved health for all Canadians.

The NCCMT helps public health organizations and professionals use innovative, high quality and up-to-date methods and tools to put what works in public health into practice and policy.

Collaborating with other National Collaborating Centres, as well as national and international public health and knowledge translation organizations is integral to our success. We welcome other opportunities for collaboration.

Supporting evidence-informed decision making in public health

We are committed to supporting the use of the best available evidence in public health practice and policy. We help public health organizations develop a context and culture that is supportive of evidence-informed decision-making, and help public health professionals obtain the knowledge, skills and capacity to practice in an evidence-informed way.

  • Online registries

    The Health Evidence registry contains quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions.

    NCCMT’s Registry of Methods and Tools helps public health professionals and organizations find and use up-to-date resources that can help them put the evidence they find into practice.

  • Networking and outreach

    We believe that networking builds productive relationships between individuals and organizations, and facilitates knowledge translation. Networking and outreach are ways NCCMT brings together public health professionals to share their knowledge and experience with using the best available evidence in practice.

  • Capacity building and skill development

    We are committed to creating and making available resources that support and enhance professional development. NCCMT’s Learning Centre houses online learning modules and other interactive resources that help public health professionals acquire the skills they need to make evidence-informed decisions.