Evidence-Informed Public Health

EIPH Wheel - Adapt Adapt the information to the local context.
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Adapt: Adapt the information to a local context

The fifth step in the EIPH process is adapting research evidence to the local context. This step helps you answer the question:

“Can I use this research with my client, community or population?”

Having developed ‘actionable messages’ (i.e., clear recommendations or actions for practice) in the previous step of the EIPH process, this step focuses on tailoring those messages to the local context to ensure their relevance and suitability.

This step is crucial to determine if the intervention will be relevant and successful in your community. To adapt evidence to the local context, consider these issues:

For more information about adapting interventions to the local context, please review the Adapt section of the Introduction to Evidence-informed Decision Making module in the Learning Centre.