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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.

    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
    Class Length: 
    1 hour
    Aimee Gogan, MLIS, AHIP, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
    Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist
    Ann Madhavan, MSLIS, Research & Data Coordinator
    Elaina Vitale, MLIS, Academic Coordinator
    Continuing Education:

    This course has been approved for 1 hour of Medical Library Association Continuing Education.

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