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Table 1 Description of tailored interventions, data collection, and outcomes for each Health Department

From: Tools to support evidence-informed public health decision making

  Case A Case B Case C
Context Large, diverse population served; leadership had vision for EIDM; EIDM a strategic priority, with committed resources. Large, urban centre served; leadership strongly committed to EIDM; manager ‘champion’ for EIDM; EIDM a strategic priority Mid-size urban/rural mix served; leadership committed to EIDM, with additional support from executive.
Intervention period September 2010 – June 2012 April 2011 – February 2013 April 2011 – December 2012
Intervention strategies KB on site, 2 days/week: KB on/off site, 2 days/week: KB on/off-site, 2 days/week:
- Provided workshop training for all staff; - Provided introductory workshops to all consultants; - Provided department-wide EIDM training;
- Participated in intra-department presentations; - Provided EIDM training for all staff in one directorate; - Advised Research Knowledge & Exchange Committee on creation of EIDM guidebook;
- Mentored staff teams through rapid evidence reviews; - Mentored staff teams through rapid evidence reviews; - Mentored staff teams through rapid evidence reviews;
- Provided one-on-one consulting; - Provided one-on-one consulting; - Provided one-on-one consulting;
- Regularly met with and presented to senior management. - Advised senior management; - Advised executive on EIDM Policy & Procedure.
  - Advocated for staff time to be allocated to EIDM.  
  1. Abbreviations: EIDM evidence-informed decision making, KB Knowledge Broker.