Health Policy

Using Evidence-Based Practice: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners and Community Partners

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Health Policy researcher Natoshia Askelson will present in a webinar sponsored by the UI College of Public Health, The Midwestern Public Health Training Center, and the Prevention Research Center.

Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on evidence-based public health, and many state and national funders call for evidence-based health interventions. However, there are barriers to wider implementation, such as lack of familiarity with the concept and under-developed tools to apply it. This webinar seeks to improve the ability of the public health workforce to conduct evidence-based public health programs. Experienced faculty from the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center will review the concepts underlying evidence-based public health, identify sources of existing interventions and programs, provide a tool for evaluating the strength of evidence and analyzing fit with community characteristics, and discuss organizational context and the decision-making process. 

Target Audience: Staff of local health departments, community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and schools. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explain the concepts underlying evidence-based public health 
  2. Describe the process of selecting evidence-based interventions and other programs for local use 
  3. Analyze potential barriers to successful implementation of evidence-based practices