Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: a case study of organizational change

@inproceedings{Peirson2012BuildingCF,
  title={Building capacity for evidence informed decision making in public health: a case study of organizational change},
  author={Leslea J Peirson and Donna K Ciliska and Maureen Dobbins and David Mowat},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Core competencies for public health in Canada require proficiency in evidence informed decision making (EIDM). However, decision makers often lack access to information, many workers lack knowledge and skills to conduct systematic literature reviews, and public health settings typically lack infrastructure to support EIDM activities. This research was conducted to explore and describe critical factors and dynamics in the early implementation of one public health unit's strategic… CONTINUE READING