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health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making

  1. 1. health-evidence.ca:A public health resource to promote evidence- informed decision making Maureen Dobbins, RN, PhD Kara DeCorby, MSc Heather Husson, BA Paula Robeson, RN, MScN Lori Greco, MHSc
  2. 2. The Health Evidence TeamMaureen Dobbins, Director Kara DeCorby, Project Coordinator Heather Husson Project ManagerTel: 905 525-9140 ext 22481 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20461 Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 20462E-mail: E-mail: kdecorby@health-evidence.ca E-mail: hhusson@health-evidence.ca dobbinsm@mcmaster.caPaula Robeson Lori Greco Daiva Tirilis Lyndsey McRae Kathryn SpoelstraKnowledge Broker Knowledge Broker Research Assistant Research Assistant Research Assistant
  3. 3. Our FundersCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  4. 4. What is Health Evidence? A program of: • Research • Service delivery and resource developmentCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  5. 5. What is health-evidence.ca? A searchable, online registry of quality-rated review literature 2,000 reviews 21 topic areas 4,753 registered usersCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  6. 6. Methods  Comprehensive search strategy  Transparent processCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  7. 7. We screen for PH relevanceCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  8. 8. We do the quality assessment for you… Help links to quality assessment dictionaryCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  9. 9. Site Content 1. addiction/substance use 12. injury prevention/safety 2. adolescent health 13. mental health 3. adult health 14. nutrition 4. child health 15. parenting, infants & children 5. chronic diseases 16. physical activity 6. communicable 17. reproductive health disease/infection 18. senior health 7. dental health 19. sexual health 8. environmental health 20. sexually transmitted infections- 9. food safety & inspection STIs 10. healthy communities 21. social determinants of health 11. infant healthCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  10. 10. Succinct, practical summaries Page one: ContextCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  11. 11. Page two: Results and what they meanCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  12. 12. Searching health-evidence.caCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  13. 13. Features available Access your saved searches Submit free-text searches Filter results setsCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  14. 14. Features availableSubmit keywordsearches byselecting•Focus of Review•Review Type•Population Characteristics•Intervention Location•Intervention StrategiesCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  15. 15. AND, OR, NOT Search Options Modify keyword search strategy by changing Boolean operatorsCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  16. 16. Enhanced Free Text Searching Expand searches by including related termsCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  17. 17. What your results will look like Print results Sort results by column headings Identify reviews with summary statementsCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  18. 18. Saving Searches  Save up to 50 searches to a user accountCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  19. 19. Linking to Full Text Articles Full text links available for: • 617 free access journal articles • 342 Cochrane articlesCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  20. 20. Additional Resources • Recommendations for Reducing Breast Cancer Risk • Evidence Related to CD Prevention • Tools to support EIDM • Workshops & Educational Opportunities • Links to resources to support EIDMCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making
  21. 21. Let’s Search!  Population:  Intervention: Remember  Comparison/Control: PICO – What’s your  Outcomes: question?CPHA June 16, 2010
  22. 22. Contact Information Maureen Dobbins 905 525-9140 ext 22481 dobbinsm@mcmaster.ca General Inquiries info@health-evidence.caCPHA June 16, 2010 Health-evidence.ca: A public health resource to promote evidence-informed decision making

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