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From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health


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.


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

Course Materials

  • In development

Continuing Education

  • This course has been approved for 1, 3 ,and 4 hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education.

Update Author

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

Original Author

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

Class Length: 
1 hour

Past Classes

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


Upcoming Classes

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Elaina Vitale
From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health
Thursday, March 22, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am
Ann Madhavan