New information on Health Issues
HDA Evidence Base: Putting Public Health Evidence into Practice
This UK government organization aims to provide access to the best
available information on what works to improve health and reduce
health inequalities via the Internet. This resource is aimed at
a wide range of practitioners and researchers engaged in public
An international organization that aims to help people make well
informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining and
ensuring the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects
of health care interventions. Most academic libraries have access
to the database.
Prepares, maintains and promotes the accessibility of systematic
reviews of the effects of social and educational policies and practices.
An initiative based on the Cochrane model, but extending scope and
methodologies to social and educational interventions.
Effective Public Health Practice Project Systematic Reviews.
The Effective Public Health Practice Project is an initiative
involving public health researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers
from across the province. The Project conducts systematic reviews
that evaluate the effectiveness of relevant interventions. This
project, coordinated from the City of Hamilton PHRED, has produced
sixteen reviews and summaries on the effectiveness of interventions
for the Ontario Ministry of Health, Public Health Branch.
Nurses Association of Ontario Center for Professional Nursing
The goal of this center is to create thriving environments and outstanding
practices in health-care organizations. Links to project describe
the methodology and outcomes for nursing Best Practice Guidelines
project, an extension and innovation of systematic review methodology.
MIP design and
Promotion: Does it Work? Applied Research and Analysis Directorate,
Latest issue of the Health Policy Research Bulletin, an online journal.
a research and dissemination effort that cuts across all sectors,
and is committed to helping any group that feels that the evaluation
of economic impacts is an important and useful component of demonstration
for Health Economics and Policy Analysis
CHEPA is an interdisciplinary research centre based at McMaster
University that is committed to producing high-quality, original,
socially relevant research in health economics and health policy
analysis, and to disseminating research evidence to decision makers
in the health sector.
Simple sample size calculation links
This Sample Size Calculator is presented as a public service of Creative Research Systems. You can use it to determine how many people you need to interview in order to get results that reflect the target population as precisely as needed. You can also find the level of precision you have in an existing sample.
Sampling from Small
Evan Morris, University
of Regina, addresses the need to change the standard sampling
and statistical analysis techniques when a target population
varies from the norm.
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics.
Data Analysis Software: Atlas/ti and Nudist Compared. Christine
A. Barry (1998) Sociological Research Online, vol. 3, no. 3.
Finding a fit with
research ideas - projects and funding agencies
for Advancement of Health
A multi-center health care research resource group designed to provide
advice and assistance, and promote communication and collaboration,
for investigators within the Calgary Health Region. They can provide
help with statistics, research design and methodology, data management,
and budget preparation.
for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD)
An example of a RFA for a research center. Excellent concise summary
of inter-disciplinary research leading to an understanding and reduction
of health disparities in domestic populations. LOI deadline is July
29/02. Full application due August 29/02.
and defining mentorship roles and relationships
for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta
An interdisciplinary center aiming to advance health promotion knowledge,
practice, and policy through community and academic partnerships.
in research (at all stages)
Society for Equity in Health
An excellent listserve and organization focused on: promoting equity,
exposing inequity in health and health care services internationally;
facilitating scientific interchange, disseminating conceptual and
methodological knowledge, and advancing research on issues related
to equity in health and health care services
Strategies for optimizing
research transfer and uptake
for a Successful Policy Analysis
Outlines six steps to be considered in doing an actual policy analysis.
Also has useful links to internet journals from administration and
Analysis in Government
Practical advice on how to improve the policy analysis function
in government. It describes 4 steps of policy analysis, and concentrates
on the questions the policy analyst should ask in developing a good
briefing and in providing helpful advice.
The International Tobacco-Control Network
A powerful information and communication tool for smoking prevention.
Includes list servers and a wide range of free-of-charge services.
research transfer strategies
Chair on Dissemination and Uptake of Research
A database on knowledge utilization that contains documents on knowledge
utilization, innovation & smart practices, and policy and management
of health services.
and Strategies for Writing for Publication in Nursing
An online resource from M. Oerrman and Lippincott. Based on her
book of the same name.
to Authors in the Health Sciences
Comprehensive list and hyperlinks to journals in the health sciences
on Health Information Quality
Provides guidance on how to check the quality of health information,
and how to produce high quality health information. Provides some
of the National Research Council
Atlantic Regional Training Centre
for Knowledge Transfer
CIET-IPH ACADRE Centre
Training Centre in Health Services and Policy Research
Regional Training Centre for Health Services Research
Marketing Network, Health Canada
Practices and Prospects for Social Marketing in Public Health,
Child Health Clinician Scientist Program
Reorientation Awards (CHSRF)
Harkness Associate Awards (CHSRF)
of Optimal Grab Bar Placement for Seniors - results of
a study at the University of Ottawa, funded by CMHC
Annotated Bibliography of Selected Health Promotion Titles, prepared in collaboration with the Centre for Health Promotion , University of Toronto
for the Health Education and Promotion Unit (HEP), WHO, Geneva
Community Health Survey:
Consortium for Health Promotion Research
Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF/FCRSS)
Hospitals Injuries Reporting and Prevention Program (IPPH-Health
Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Tips for Writing a Successful CIHR Grant Application or Request for Renewal, http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca./e/24550.html
School Boards Association
Society for International Health
Centre for Knowledge Transfer
The Centre for Knowledge Transfer is a national training centre
in the area of knowledge utilization and policy implementation.
The mission of the Centre is to contribute to the improved transfer
of knowledge for the betterment of health policy and health care
for Research on Community Services
for Surveillance Co-ordination
The mandate of the Centre for Surveillance Coordination is to collaborate
with public health stakeholders on the development, maintenance
and use of health surveillance information, tools and skills that
strengthen Canada's capacity for timely and informed decision-making.
of Ottawa Health Services
Abstracts from the 9th
International Cochrane Colloquium, Lyon, France, 9-13
October 2001 and a summary
of the workshop conducted by the Cochrane Health Promotion
andPublic Health Field
Cochrane reviews (and protocols) of relevance to health promotion and public health
Cochrane Collaboration - Titles (planned protocols)
Health Research Unit at the University of Ottawa
Community Health Research
newsletter, Feb. 2003 (PDF 407 kb)
report on the value of nurse certification - American Association
of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Program in Population Health at the University of Ottawa
Program in Nursing at the
University of Ottawa
The Fetzer Institute is a nonprofit private operating foundation
that supports research, education, and service programs exploring
the integral relationships among body, mind, and spirit
Focus Group Data and Qualitative Analysis Programs: Coding the Moving Picture as well as the Snapshots. Catterall, M and Maclaran, P. (1997) Sociological Research Online, vol. 2, no.1
Hill Times - Policy Briefings
for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES)
A Glance, Nov. 2003 (PDF)
of Population Health at the University of Ottawa
Union for Health Promotion and Education
Council of Nurses
about research from the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé
en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
Health Policy Forum
of Health and the Information Highway
Other Ontario Health
System-Linked Research Units
American Health Organization
Health - Health Canada
Health Branch - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health Metadata Database (New Zealand)
Methods Knowledge Base
Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada
Health Service - Sisters of Charity of Ottawa
Club of Canada
Second Annual University of Ottawa Clinical Nursing Research Conference
Evaluating Knowledge Transfer
Theory Building in Qualitative Research and Computer Programs for the Management of Textual Data. Kelle, U. (1997) Sociological Research Online, vol. 2, no. 2
Canadian Social Research Links. A virtual resource centre for Canadian social program information