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National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

March 2013 · Issue 23

In this issue:

We know what practices we want to change, now what?

Check out a CIHR Module on Implementing Best Practice Guidelines for Changing Practice!

Developed for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the online module, Moving into action: We know what practices we want to change, now what? An implementation guide for health care practitioners, addresses three phases of implementation of best practice guidelines for changing practice:

  1. Adapt the knowledge to your local setting
  2. Identify barriers and facilitators of implementation in your local setting
  3. Select and tailor implementation strategies for practice change

Checklists, worksheets, reflective questions and resources for each implementation phase are provided.

For more info, check out:
Implementation guide: CIHR module

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New in Registry of Methods and Tools

Knowledge translation modules: theory, situational analysis and priority setting

Evidence-informed policy advice: A framework

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NCCPH Call for Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Awards

Each year, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) recognizes the work of graduate students regarding knowledge translation (KT) in public health in Canada.

The award is open to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program (full or part-time) in a Canadian academic institution, in a discipline relevant to public health OR students who completed a graduate degree in the last 12 months.

Deadline for applications is April 10, 2013.

For further information, please contact: conference@cpha.ca

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About the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health

The six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health promote and improve the use of scientific research and other knowledge to strengthen public health practices and policies in Canada. They identify knowledge gaps, foster networks and translate existing knowledge to produce and exchange relevant, accessible, and evidence-informed products with practitioners, policy makers and researchers.

  • National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP)
  • National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

For the latest on what's happening at the NCCs for Public Health, visit: www.nccph.ca

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Mark your calendar

NCCMT Pre-Convention Workshop @ TOPHC  2013: Methods and tools to support evidence-informed decision making in public health practice

April 2, 2013 (Toronto Sheraton Downtown Hotel)

Deadline to Register is March 22, 2013

This preconference workshop will focus on methods and tools for each step of the Evidence-Informed Public Health (EIPH) process that will support evidence-informed public health in Canada.
A high priority public health topic in Ontario will form the foundation of a case scenario that will be used to work through the steps of evidence-informed public health. The workshop will combine both large group presentations and small group work and discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the identified method and/or tool for each step to the case scenario.

Registration is free of charge.  Space is limited.

Register online : http://www.nccmtpreconworkshoptophc2013.eventbrite.com/

Spotlight Webinar on the Policy Readiness Tool from the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health

March 19, 2013 (1:00 – 2:30, EST)

Presenters: Dr. Candace Nykiforuk & Shandy Reed

The Policy Readiness Tool: Understanding a Municipality's Readiness for Policy Change and Strategies for Taking Action supports policy change at the municipal level. Developed by the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, the Policy Readiness Tool assesses a municipality's level of readiness for policy change and identifies strategies to support municipalities in policy initiatives specific to their level of readiness.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/XKPOJ8

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Job Postings

International Centre for Infectious Diseases seeks two program managers

Application deadline is March 13, 2013.

Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to jvesely@icid.com

For more information, check out: http://www.icid.com/story;story,377;ICID-Career-Opportunity---Program-Management

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New publication

Use of Evidence for Program Decision Making: Resources for Tobacco Cessation

This is one case in Population and Public Health Ethics: Cases from Research, Policy, and Practice published by the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics. This casebook responds to the need for resources to support discussion and debate around ethical dilemmas in population and public health, through a collection of realistic cases from research, policy and practice.

For more information, click here: www.utoronto.ca/jcb.


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