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The Need for Evidence-Based Public Health

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Leet, Kathleen N. Gillespie, and William R. True

in Evidence-Based Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397895
eISBN:
9780199827183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397895.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter includes five sections which cover the following topics: (1) the relevant background issues, including definitions, providing an overview of evidence-based medicine, and other concepts ... More


Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evidence-Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence: tackling health inequalities. Written by the same team, this book is a ... More


Evidence-Based Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

in Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the methods used in the evidence-based approach to evaluating the effectiveness of crime-prevention measures, suggesting that crime prevention should be rational and based on ... More


Evidence-Based Public Health

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Left, Kathleen N. Gillespie, and William R. True

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195397895
eISBN:
9780199827183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397895.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This second edition of this text returns to the question: How much of our work in public health is evidence based? The exact answer to that question can never be known, however, the answer would ... More


Ethics and evidence in health promotion

David V McQueen

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.03
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter seeks to make explicit the ethical dimensions underlying pursuit of an evidence-based approach in the field of health promotion. It focuses on five areas that are particularly critical ... More


Criminal justice: using evidence to reduce crime

Sandra Nutley and Huw Davies

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Within the criminal justice system, there is renewed interest in the role that evidence can play in shaping crime reduction policies and practices. This chapter charts the shift from the conclusion ... More


Beyond ‘evidence-based policy’ in a ‘post-truth’ world: the role of ideas in public health policy

Katherine E. Smith

in Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447336211
eISBN:
9781447336235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336211.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the role of ideas in policy making. The existence of conflicts between evidence-based and ideological approaches to politically contentious issues is widely recognised. ... More


Trends and scenarios in public health in the UK

Mel Bartley and David Blane

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the nature of future public health challenges in the UK based on an assessment of the socio-economic and demographic context that determines health and disease. It explores the ... More


Evidence of What?: Re-creating Race through Evidence-Based Approaches to Global Health

Carolyn Rouse

in Reconsidering Race: Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190465285
eISBN:
9780190465315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter interrogates an important vogue in the field of African development. Evidence-based approaches to health care, which are being used increasingly, fail to take into account social and ... More


An Overview of Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving

Arnaud Chevallier

in Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190463908
eISBN:
9780190627447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463908.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The first chapter, “An overview of strategic thinking in complex problem solving,” gives a general description of the book and introduces the case study that is used in each chapter to exemplify how ... More


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