Tools to support capacity development for evidence-informed public health


Workshop session 9: Saturday, 14:00-15:30

Workshop category: 

  • Building capacity for dissemination and implementation


Date and Location


Saturday 16 September 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30


Contact persons and facilitators

Contact person:


Maureen Dobbins


Ciliksa D1, Snelling S1
1 McMaster University, Canada
Target audience

Target audience: 

those tasked with developing capacity among health professionals and other decision makers for evidence-informed practice

Level of difficulty: 

Type of workshop

Type of workshop : 



Objectives: The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) supports capacity development amongst the public health workforce in Canada for evidence-informed decision making. The objective of this workshop is to illustrate the seven-step process of evidence-informed decision making advocated by the Centre, as well as highlight tools and resources currently used by the centre to support capacity development at each step in the process.

Description: A high-priority public health topic will form the foundation of a case scenario that will be used to work through the seven-step process of evidence-informed public health. The workshop will combine large and small group discussion. In small groups participants will apply the identified method and/or tool for each step to the case scenario. By linking methods and tools to each step participants will gain knowledge of how to implement evidence-informed practice in their work and/or organisation in a systematic, comprehensive manner. Participants will also experience how the centre uses interactive strategies within workshops (iclicker technology) to develop and evaluate in real time increased capacity for evidence informed decision making. In the final component of the workshop through large group discussion will be explore effective strategies for supporting organisational change.