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Public Health Evidence into Action Session 1 of 3: How to Find Health Initiatives that Work


Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES
Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES
Program Manager/Coordinator
Region IV Public Health Training Center Emory University


Emory Prevention Research Center

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Program Description

What is "evidence" in public health? This session defines types of evidence and the benefits of using evidence-based approaches (EBAs). It covers where to find reliable sources of evidence-based programs, policies and strategies (e.g., Community Guide to Preventive Services, Research Tested Intervention Programs, UNC Center for Training and Research Translation). We also discuss how to use these findings as you prepare to select and adapt EBAs which is the topic of the second webinar in this series.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Define evidence-based public health practice
- Discuss benefits and challenges of using evidence
- Find evidence-based resources on strategies or approaches, programs and policies


On Demand
Original program date: Jan 26, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Professional Development, Evaluation, Management, Organizational Development, Workforce Development