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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

Class Details

Curious about evidence-based public health? What does the term mean and how is it implemented?

This 1-hour webinar will introduce attendees to the concept of evidence-based public health. We'll review definitions, discuss evidence-based decision making, and learn about a 7-step evidence-based public health process framework. Attendees will be introduced to free, online resources to help them with community assessments and evaluation. Special attention will also be given to searching the literature, including a review of the PICO framework, a hierarchy of the evidence, and search strategies for navigating select online resources to find evidence-based public health research and interventions.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Mar 22, 2018
9:00AM - 10:00AM PT
Ann Madhavan, MSLIS, Research & Data Coordinator

Class Instructors

Ann Madhavan, MSLIS, Research & Data Coordinator


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.

    Update Author

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

    Original Author

    Naomi Gonzales, former Community Health Coordinator, NNLM South Central Region


    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
    • Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources