Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State - Evidence Based Public Health
Evidence Based Public Health
Evidence based public health is "the development, implementation and evaluation of effective programs and policies in public health through application of principles of scientific reasoning, including systematic uses of data and information systems and appropriate use of program planning models."(Brownson RC, Gurney JG, Land G. 1999. Evidence-based decision making in public health, Journal of Public Health Manag Pract .5: 86-97.)
To be effective, public health and health care agencies should use the best available evidence in selecting programs and actions that can address the Prevention Agenda priorities in their communities.
This site gives links to scientific studies and published reports that provide practical guidance to local health departments, health care providers, community leaders, employers and others on ways to spend limited health care dollars for improving community health.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Electronic Preventive Services Selector
- Offers a practical tool to assist clinicians identify appropriate preventive, screening, and counseling services for patients.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- Presents evidence-based public health highlights initiatives and research focused on increasing the evidence base supporting public healthy interventions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Guide to Community Preventive Services
- Provides a summary of effective community interventions that promote health and prevent disease.
The Cochrane Collaboration
- Contains a library of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions.
E-Roadmap to Evidence-based Public Health Practice
- Comprehensive database of evidence-based public health practice programs and a learning tutorial that teach skills to identify and use effective programs.
- ExpectMore.gov (developed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and Federal Agencies) is an assessment of the performance of every Federal program.
National Association of County and City Health Officials
- NACCHO Model Practices Database
- Has a searchable database of local health agency model practices, divided into community, environmental, and public health categories.
National Business Group on Health
- A Purchaser's Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Change
- Helps employers improve employee health through adoption of evidence-based clinical preventive services.
New York State Department of Health
- Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse links to evidence-based practice resources, examples of strong community health assessments, data, and describes the 10-step process for conducting community health assessments.
Partnership for Prevention
- Contains numerous reports on prevention-related tools and resources.
Public Health Partners
- Presents resources to help you access the public health literature as well as links to titles from members of the Partners project.
The Task Force on Community Preventive Services
- A summary of effective community interventions that promote health and prevent disease.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
- Has screening, counseling, and preventive medicine recommendations.