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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Class Details

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This session will provide a basic introduction to the concept of evidence-based public health. Attendees will be introduced to the three domains of influence and Brownson et al.'s seven-step evidence-based public health process.

Special attention will be given to searching the literature, including a review of the Population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) Framework; a hierarchy of the evidence; and basic search strategies for filtering PubMed, The Community Guide, and Health Evidence to find evidence-based public health research and interventions.

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Nov 5, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Instructor(s):
Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Course last updated October 2018.

    Update Author

    Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, NNLM Greater Midwest Region

    Objectives: 

    Participants will be able to:

    • Define and describe evidence-based public health
    • Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question
    • Locate and search applicable literature and resources