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Policy and evidence-based public health

Catherine Law

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/9780199563623.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The use of research evidence in public health policy poses many challenges. This chapter introduces these challenges, drawing on examples from international, national, and local policy-making. It ... More


Understanding and Applying Analytic Tools

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/9780195397895.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes several useful tools for evidence-based public health practice. The chapter has five main parts. First, it describes some context and processes for developing systematic ... More


Assessing Scientific Evidence for Public Health Action

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/9780195397895.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In most areas of public health and clinical practice, decisions on when to intervene and which program or policy to implement are not simple and straightforward. These decisions are often based on ... More


Programs and Policies That Work: How Evidence Can Drive Action

Steven M. Teutsch

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Effective, efficient, and impactful public health practice must be built on programs and policies that work. This chapter describes the history of evidence-based public health and why it has been ... More


Community Assessment

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/9780195397895.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Community assessments are one of the first steps in an evidence-based process. These may include efforts to identify morbidity and mortality, environmental and organizational conditions, existing ... More


Introduction

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of challenges and opportunities faced by scientists and practitioners who want to communicate public health data or other scientific information to lay ... More


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