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Evidence-based Decision Making at Health Departments

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018 Posted in: General


Health Department staff are tasked with implementing programs that improve the health of the public. While there is now a greater focus on evidence-based decision making to ensure that these programs are effective, this is a process that needs to develop over time. The Prevention Research Center started a project in 2012 to discover how health departments can support their staff in practicing evidence-based decision making. Their report, Putting Evidence to Work for Health, summarizes what they learned from working with 12 health departments and what they recommend as action steps.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.‚Äč

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