Search for high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. A subscription is required for the full text, but substantive abstracts may be viewed for free.
Indexes journal articles, reviews, and bibliographies which provide evidence-based effects of health care, as well as a register of published economic evaluations of health care interventions and information on healthcare technology assessment from seven databases such as The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness.
Information regarding evidence-based practices relevant to child welfare. Evidence-based practices are those that have empirical research supporting their efficacy. This information is provided in simple straightforward formats reducing the user's need to conduct literature searches, review extensive literature, or understand and critique research methodology.
CBBP is a compendium of community interventions related to chronic disease prevention and health promotion that have been evaluated, shown to be successful, and have the potential to be adapted and replicated by other health practitioners working in similar fields.
Search for either Interventions/Best Practices, Resources, or by Topic or Policy Issues.
From Sudbury & District Health Unit, Ontario. The Health Unit conducted a review and analysis of the literature for practices to reduce social inequities in health. These practices are relevant at the local public health level and are "promising" in their potential to "level-up" and reduce health inequities. This web page lists each practice, provides examples of the practice in action, implementation tips, references to relevant literature, and useful links.
HEIA is a decision support tool which walks users through the steps of identifying how a program, policy or similar initiative will impact population groups in different ways. The end goal is to maximize positive impacts and reduce negative impacts that could potentially widen health disparities between population groups—in short, more equitable delivery of the program, service, policy etc.
Contains model practices in public health as practiced by city and county health officials nationally. Searchable database of successful programs in various areas, such as chronic disease, animal control, cultural competence, emergency preparedness, environmental health, informatics, organizational practices, water quality, and more.
Examples of programs and policies that have been shown to be effective in addressing specific health factors and focus areas.
Focus areas include health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment. Can also search by Decision Makers, eg government officials, employers, community leaders, educators, etc. Each intervention includes citations of evidence and implementation, as well as impact on health disparities.
Provides practical skill-building information on over 250 different topics. Topic sections include step-by-step instruction, examples, check-lists, and related resources. It has sections on leadership, strategic planning, community assessment, advocacy, grant writing, and evaluation, as well as Best Practices examples and evidence.
This toolkit provides guidance on how to use data to plan a health program and to measure its success through monitoring and evaluation (M&E). It also offers links to important M&E-related resources. Basic introductions are provided throughout the toolkit, as well as a glossary of planning, monitoring and evaluation terms. Also includes Resources by Health Topic.
A searchable, online collection of methods (processes) and tools (instruments) for knowledge translation, economic evaluation, and more, in public health. Includes such resources as the Partnership Guide: practical tips, checklists, stories and strategies to help develop, sustain, and evaluate a partnership. From National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (Canada)
From the National Cancer Institute, CDC, American Cancer Society, and others, Cancer Control PLANET (Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools) provides access to data and resources for designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based cancer control programs. Information includes:
Assessing the cancer and/or risk factor burden within a given state.
Identifying potential partner organizations that may already be working with high-risk populations.
Understanding the current research findings and recommendations.
Accessing and downloading evidence-based programs and products.
The Toolkit is a compendium of tools designed to assist health professionals. It includes spreadsheet templates, forms for gathering and analyzing data, checklists, guidelines for improving organizational performance, and self-assessment tools that allow managers to evaluate the systems underlying their entire organization.