Who are we?
On 4 December 2018, the Centre for Evidence-Based Public Health became an affiliated group and member of the international JBI Collaboration. The Centre is based at the Department of Public Health Science at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and is the first group in Norway affiliated to JBI, and the third in a Nordic country.
The Centre is concerned with appraising the determinants of health, including individual, social and environmental factors, as well as cultural and structural conditions, mainly nationally but also globally. We strive to provide evidence-based information to different public health issues that can promote sustainable development and the health and well-being of populations.
The JBI methodology and tools provide rich opportunities for the generation, synthesis and implementation of evidence for strengthening public health efforts. By applying JBI methodologies, faculty members and students at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences can promote the development and application of knowledge to ensure evidence-based decisions, policy changes and actions. The Centre further endeavours to promote the use of the JBI approach within the Norwegian academic context. The core members of the Centre have mixed academic backgrounds and diverse research experience, making the Centre highly interdisciplinary.
About JBI and the JBI Collaboration
JBI is an international research organization based at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. JBI is concerned with improving health outcomes in communities globally by promoting and supporting the use of the best available evidence. Since its establisment more than 20 years ago, JBI has become one of the acknowledged leaders in translational research in healthcare practice. JBI develops methodology for conducting evidence synthesis and delivers tools, resources and training.
JBI collaborates internationally with over 70 entities around the world through the international JBI Collaboration. Both JBI and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and implementation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective (FAME) healthcare, policy and actions.