“Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on evidence-based public health, and many state and national funders call for evidence-based health interventions. However, many barriers to wider implementation exist, including lack of familiarity with the concept and under-developed tools to apply it. This webinar seeks to improve the ability of the public health workforce to conduct evidence-based public health programs. Experienced faculty from the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center will review the concepts underlying evidence-based public health, identify sources of existing interventions and programs, provide a tool for evaluating the strength of evidence and analyzing fit with community characteristics, and discuss organizational context and the decision-making process.
Target Audience: Staff of local health departments, community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and schools.
1.) Explain the concepts underlying evidence-based public health
2.) Describe the process of selecting evidence-based interventions and other programs for local use
3.) Analyze potential barriers to successful implementation of evidence-based practices”