Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Checklist

Health Evidence™ (2011). Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Checklist. Hamilton, ON: Health Evidence™. Retrieved from Organization website: http://healthevidence.org/practice-tools.aspx#PT1.

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This checklist provides links to relevant resources through the seven-step process of EIDM in public health. It prompts users to document tools and resources used, along with decisions made, for future use within the organization.

Steps for Using Method/Tool

The tool guides users through seven steps:

  1. Define the question
  2. Search for relevant evidence
  3. Appraise
  4. Synthesize
  5. Adapt
  6. Implement
  7. Evaluate

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.

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