About Us

The NCCMT facilitates and supports the development of knowledge and capacity to use the best available evidence in public health practice.

More about our vision, mission, goals and principles

Building capacity for evidence-informed public health

Our goal is to support the use of the best available research evidence in public health practice and policy to optimize the health of Canadians. We support public health professionals in finding and using innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools to build capacity for evidence-informed public health.

Evidence-informed public health (EIPH)

EIPH is the process of distilling and disseminating the best available evidence from research, context and experience to inform and improve public health practice and policy.

Learn more about the 7 Steps of EIPH

Methods and tools for knowledge translation

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) define knowledge translation as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to provide more effective health services and products.

Explore the Registry of Methods and Tools

Health Evidence™

The Health Evidence™ registry contains quality-rated systematic reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health interventions. Registered users can receive a tailored monthly evidence service of new reviews related to topics of interest.

Visit Healthevidence.org

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

The NCCMT is part of a network of six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) that work together to strengthen public health in Canada. Each NCC focuses on a different public health priority.

Learn more about the NCCPH


National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
McMaster University
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
175 Longwood Road South, Suite 210a
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext 20450
Email: nccmt@mcmaster.ca