EENet: Mental health and addictions knowledge translation resources

A Summary of

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2016). Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions. Retrieved from www.eenet.ca and www.eenetconnect.ca.

Relevance for Public Health

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is a province-wide knowledge exchange network that helps create and share evidence to build a better mental health, substance use and addictions system in Ontario. The network includes researchers, clinicians, service providers, system planners, policymakers, persons with lived experience and families.

Description

EENet is a province-wide knowledge exchange network that connects Ontario’s mental health and addictions system stakeholders with each other and with the evidence they need to make decisions. It is part of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

EENet provides knowledge exchange support to province-wide as well as local initiatives that are working to improve the system. Examples include EENet’s Communities of Interest, which are co-creating and sharing evidence, and the Systems Improvement through Service Collaboratives initiative, which involves creating partnerships with communities across Ontario to improve access to mental health and addictions services and supports. The network uses a variety of mechanisms for knowledge exchange, including a website (www.eenet.ca) to share news, events and resources that make evidence accessible; and EENetConnect, an online forum that engages over 7,500 members.

Accessing the Method/Tool


Language(s)

  • English
  • French

Format(s)

On-line Access

Cost

None

Implementing the Method/Tool


Time for Participation/Completion

Information not available

Additional Resources and/or Skills Needed for Implementation

None

Steps for Using Method/Tool

Who is involved

The network is supported by a team of knowledge brokers and communications specialists located in regional offices across the province, including Hamilton, London, Kingston, Ottawa, Barrie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Toronto.

Conditions for Use

© 2016 EENet

Evaluation and Measurement Characteristics


Evaluation

Has been evaluated.

Out of nearly 100 evidence sources about mental health and addictions in Ontario, a province-wide survey named EENet the seventh most useful and the eighth most used. In addition, a survey of EENet’s stakeholders found that three out of four recommend EENet’s knowledge resources to others.

Validity

Not applicable

Reliability

Not applicable

Methodological Rating

Not applicable

Method/Tool Development


Developer(s)

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)
Website: www.eenet.ca

Method of Development

Release Date

2016

Contact Person/Source

The Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)
Email: eenet@camh.ca

These summaries are written by the NCCMT to condense and to provide an overview of the resources listed in the Registry of Methods and Tools and to give suggestions for their use in a public health context. For more information on individual methods and tools included in the review, please consult the authors/developers of the original resources.

Resources

Title of Primary Resource Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions
File Attachment None
Web-link
Reference

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (2016). Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions. Retrieved from www.eenet.ca and www.eenetconnect.ca.

Type of Material Website
Format On-line Access
Cost to Access None.
Language English, French
Conditions for Use

© 2016 EENet

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