Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters

Four public health personalities make the case

In this video, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.

Using evidence to inform public health decisions can benefit the individuals, organizations and communities:

Ultimately, the video’s message is that evidence-informed practice is an achievable goal for any organization. “You’re not doing it alone,” says Carol Timmings. “You are able to optimize and capitalize on assets that others are offering you in knowledge and expertise.”

Watch Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters on the NCCMT website or on YouTube.