From Evidence to Action

  From Evidence to Action was a three-year CIHR-funded research project (2005-2008) developed in response to the identification of organizational barriers
that hinder evidence-informed planning and decision making at the RHA-level
Dr. Pat Martens (Co-Principal Investigator)
Dr. Sarah Bowen (Co-Principal Investigator)
Pearl Soltys (Research Coordinator)
Ashley Struthers (Research Coordinator)
Tannis Erickson (Research Coordinator: 2005-2006)
The Need to Know Team

The final report contains all of the sub-reports as appendices but these are also available separately.


The following tools were developed in collaboration with research participants as part of the From Evidence to Action project.
    1. What is Evidence? Fact sheet
    2. Evidence Informed briefing note guidelines. Template and guidelines
    3. Using Evidence in your work. PowerPoint with speaking notes and discussion questions
    4. A guide to searching for evidence-based information in the health sciences literature. Instructions
    5. How do I know if the evidence is good enough? Rating sheet with guidelines
    6. Barriers and strategies to EIDM. Fact sheet of barriers and possible solutions synthesized from interview and focus group sessions
    7. Online Health Planners Toolkit. WRHA Intranet resource
    8. WRHA Priority Setting Users Guide. Criteria, guidelines and scoring instructions

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