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National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

August 2015 · Issue 139

New video! A brief introduction to the work of the NCCMT

What we do and why we do it

What exactly is the National Collaborating Centre for Method and Tools? Find out in this short video.

In a couple of minutes, members of the NCCMT team talk about the work of the NCCMT, including:

  • why we believe in evidence-informed decision making
  • what resources and expertise we can provide
  • how we help to build capacity for evidence-informed public health among professionals and educators.

Watch now to learn more about the NCCMT. http://youtu.be/Jbtzp0IsfQs

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Do you want to encourage policy change in your community or organization?

The Policy Readiness Tool: Understanding a Municipality’s Readiness for Policy Change and Strategies for Taking Action can help you determine a municipalities, communities or organizations level of readiness for policy change. The tool is appropriate for anyone interested in encouraging health public policy development, including policy developers, advocates, community organizations, community members, and municipalities.

To see the summary statement of this tool developed by NCCMT click here: http://www.nccmt.ca/registry/view/eng/144.html

Register now for a two-part webinar featuring the Policy Readiness Tool

Part 1: Overview of the Policy Readiness Tool

September 17, 2015
1:00pm– 2:30pm (EST).

Learn how the Policy Readiness Tool was developed and how to use the tool in your practice.

Click here for more information or to register for Part 1:  http://ow.ly/Qc4QF

Part 2: Using the Policy Readiness Tool in Public Health

October 1, 2015
1:00pm– 2:30pm (EST).

Hear the stories of how public health practitioners have used the Policy Readiness Tool in practice and discuss challenges and successes when applying the Policy Readiness Tool.

Click here for more information or to register for Part 2: http://ow.ly/Qc50a

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New from Public Health+

  • Deworming drugs for soil-transmitted intestinal worms in children: effects on nutritional indicators, haemoglobin, and school performance.

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Registration for Skills Online Fall term is now open

Outbreaks, biostatistics, surveillance, how to do a literature review and more. Register today for Skills Online Fall 2015 courses.

Course descriptions and registration at www.skillsonline.ca

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