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

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Cochrane Collaboration

E-Roadmap to Evidence-based Public Health Practice

  • (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

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

Public Health Partners

The Task Force on Community Preventive Services

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force