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.

How to cite this NCCMT summary:

National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (2016). EENet: Mental health and addictions knowledge translation resources. Hamilton, ON: McMaster University. (Updated 14 November, 2017) Retrieved from http://www.nccmt.ca/knowledge-repositories/search/250.

Categories: Tool, Define, Synthesize, Knowledge exchange

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.

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.

Implementing the Method/Tool
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

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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