International Sources of Evidence-based Public Health

The Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field web site has resource lists completed and in-process rigorous reviews of intervention effectiveness for many health promotion/public health issues. The Health Promotion and Public Health Field is part of the larger Cochrane Collaboration.

The Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) is part of the Social Science Research Unit (SSRU), Institute of Education, University of London. The EPPI-Centre was established in 1993 to address the need for a systematic approach to the organisation and review of evidence-based work on social interventions. The work and publications of the Centre engage health and education policy makers, practitioners and service users in discussions about how researchers can make their work more relevant and how to use research findings.This searchable database contains approximately 10,000 records of existing health promotion effectiveness research

The Effective Public Health Practice Project is based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Public Health Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the City of Hamilton fund the Public Health Research, Education and Development (PHRED) Program. One role of the PHRED Program is to conduct and disseminate clinically relevant public health, health promotion and primary care research, and to foster evidence-based practice and policy-making. The Effective Public Health Practice Project has interventions summarized for 35 topics to date organized under 4 areas: Health hazard investigations; Chronic disease and injuries; Family health; and Infectious disease.