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What is Evidence-based public health?

"The practice of evidence-based public health (EBPH) is an integration of science-based interventions with community preferences for improving population health."

Kohatsu, N. D., Robinson, J. G., & Torner, J. C. (2004). Evidence-based public health: An evolving concept. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 27(5), 417-421. doi:S0749-3797(04)00196-5 [pii]

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Satterfield JM, Spring B, Brownson RC, Mullen EJ, Newhouse RP, Walker BB, et al. Toward a transdisciplinary model of evidence-based practice. Milbank Q 2009;87(2):368-90. CrossRefExternal Web Site Icon PubMed

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EBPH Resources

Use Healthy People 2020 to find evidence-based information and recommendations



National Library of Medicine tools for EBPH


Clinical Trials databases (NIH)

EBPH Resource for Global health promotion planning

EBPH Courses and tools

SR Manuals and Methods Advice

EBPH Scholarship

Meissner, H. I., Glasgow, R. E., Vinson, C. A., Chambers, D., Brownson, R. C., Green, L. W., . . . Mittman, B. (2013). The U.S. training institute for dissemination and implementation research in health.Implementation Science : IS, 8, 12-5908-8-12. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-8-12 [doi]

Trickett EJ, Beehler S, Deutsch C, Green LW, Hawe P, McLeroy K, et al. Advancing the Science of Community-Level Interventions. Am.J.Public Health 2011 AUG;101(8):1410-1419.

Green LW, Kreuter MW. Evidence Hierarchies Versus Synergistic Interventions. Am.J.Public Health 2010 10;100(10):1824-1825.

Green LW, Glasgow RE, Atkins D, Stange K. Making Evidence from Research More Relevant, Useful, and Actionable in Policy, Program Planning, and Practice Slips "Twixt Cup and Lip". Am.J.Prev.Med. 2009 DEC;37(6):S187-S191

Satterfield, J. M., Spring, B., Brownson, R. C., Mullen, E. J., Newhouse, R. P., Walker, B. B., & Whitlock, E. P. (2009). Toward a transdisciplinary model of evidence-based practice. The Milbank Quarterly, 87(2), 368-390. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00561.x [doi]

Green LW. Public health asks of systems science: to advance our evidence-based practice, can you help us get more practice-based evidence?Am.J.Public Health 2006 Mar;96(3):406-409.

Critical Appraisal

Greenhalgh, T. (1997). How to read a paper. getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about). BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 315(7102), 243-246.

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