The EIDM Casebook: Issue 3

Do you or your team have a success story involving evidence-informed decision making (EIDM)?
If so, we would love to hear from you!

Call for Abstracts

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is pleased to announce that we are assembling a third collection of evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) success stories in public health. Following the success of the first two issues of the EIDM Casebook, we invite individuals and organizations to submit abstracts describing efforts to achieve EIDM in public health practice, programs and policy. Be a part of this growing collection of selected success stories that illustrates what EIDM looks like across the country.

Abstract Submission

The call for abstracts will remain open until Friday, March 15, 2019.
Click here to download the abstract submission template. Submissions can be sent to nccmt@mcmaster.ca.

Making the Case for the Casebook

Selected cases will be featured in the NCCMT’s online EIDM Casebook. A story will be showcased each month in the NCCMT’s Round-up Newsletter. Authors may also be invited to present their stories as part of the NCCMT’s Peer-to-peer webinar series. Submit your story to establish yourself as an EIDM leader within your team and organization and contribute to the field of knowledge translation. 

The EIDM Casebook also helps build new partnerships and connections. An author of a Casebook story has noted that since publication of their story, they have received expressions of interest to present on their work and to collaborate from across Canada and internationally.

For more information on how to submit an abstract for consideration in the EIDM Casebook, please review the Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process below.

Eligibility Criteria

The focus of the case story must be on a change initiative to implement evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) in public health. Whether your story is about a practice change within your team or a large-scale change initiative across multiple practice areas, lessons learned from your initiative could be useful to others.

A change initiative is defined here as a strategy, intervention or program that supports the EIDM process in practice, policy and decision making. An EIDM practice change initiative may be intended to address an issue at the individual, organization or systems levels.  Examples of EIDM practice change initiatives could include:

For examples of what has been accepted previously, please see Issues One and Two of the EIDM Casebook.

Selection process

Send us a 300- to 500-word structured abstract (see template) written in either English or French. Preference will be given to applicants who include an evaluation (plan or completed) and/or a description of the impact of their activities.  An external and internal committee will review and score the applications and make decisions regarding inclusion in the casebook.

Your abstract must include a short description of your initiative and explain how it meets the following eligibility criteria: 

Applicants may submit multiple abstracts, though only one abstract per organization will be accepted. The NCCMT will consider submissions from individuals, teams or organizations. We are interested in stories about EIDM change initiatives in any public health topic area drawn from public health staff, managers, policy makers, researchers or students. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a more fulsome description of their story (3–5 pages), and will be provided with guidelines for completing their submission. 

Evaluation Criteria

Please note that the criteria below are suggestions for what your abstract may focus on; you need not cover every subject area listed below.

Describe the problem your team faced using clear support

Describe the efforts (intervention/program/strategy) your team took to address the problem

Describe the implementation of your initiative

Describe your team’s evaluation methods and results

Reflect on your team’s process and outcomes of change initiative