What is the EBPU?
The Evidence-Based Practice Unit (EBPU) supports and promotes best practices in community-based services. Our role is to support all Ontario-based agencies and programs funded by the AIDS Bureau, the federal AIDS Community Action Program, and the Hepatitis C Secretariat. We provide assistance with data collection and data management, and with reporting and evaluation needs. We also provide general support for the development and implementation of evidence-based programs and services.
The EBPU’s goal is to build the capacity of AIDS service organizations and other funded agencies and programs so that they can:
- Use the information they collect via OCASE and other tools to improve their services
- Report via OCHART to show the impact of their work, and
- Ultimately provide better services to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C in our communities.
The EPBU also supports the implementation of promising and best practices for data collection and service delivery.
How can the EBPU support my agency?
The EBPU also includes a data management team that can help you with OCHART (the provincial accountability report to funders) and with OCASE (the client case management tool used by Ontario-based ASOs). We also offer a library of evaluation tools.