The Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation (C2E2) was established in 1995 and is now one of the core research groups within Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute with strong links to the University of British Columbia as a host Centre for several faculty members of UBC’s School of Population & Public Health.
The Centre’s overarching goal is to support and advance a sustainable health system delivering high quality, safe and effective health care. In seeking to achieve this, members of the Centre undertake research and training, and provide evidence-based advice on health policy and clinical practice.
The Centre’s work spans three broad areas of health research:
1 clinical research (research that explores the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care interventions and procedures, including disease prevention measures)
2 applied health services and health economics research (research concerned with the organisation, management, financing, delivery and outcomes of care)
3 knowledge translation (the process of promoting and facilitating evidence-informed decision making at practice, managerial and policy levels)