What is Evidence Based Public Health (EBPH)?
Evidence based public health is "the development, implementation, and
evaluation of effective programs and policies in public health through
application of principles of scientific reasoning." The process
involves integrating science-based interventions with community
preferences to improve the health of populations.
Kohatsu, et al. Am J Prev Med 2004:27(5)
Brownson et al. Evidence-Based Public Health, 2nd Ed. (2010) Oxford University Press.
The EBPH Course in Chronic Disease Prevention
With support from NACDD and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis offersa 4-day
course that focuses on seven specific content areas to improve public
health practice (see Figure). These skills act as a frameworkfor the
course. The EBPH training addresses many of the core competencies for
public health professionals adopted by various accrediting bodies.
Through lectures, practice exercises, and case studies, the course takes
a "hands-on" approach and emphasizes information that is readily
available to busy practitioners.
How You Can Participate in the Training
Every March, the course is offered in St. Louis. NACDD provides
travel funds for a limited number of qualified applicants.You can learn
more about this training at http://prcstl.wustl.edu/EBPH/Pages/Evidence-BasedPublicHealthCourse.aspx
For information about how to apply, please contact Ellen Jones: email@example.com
NACDD also supports state-based trainings each year. States can apply to bring the training team on site (see Application Form).
The goal is to build capacity within state public health agencies by
training staff and future trainers who will replicate EBPH training
within their states. For more detailed information, see the State-Based Train-the-Trainer Course Planning Guide.
To learn more about the state-based training and application process, please contact Carol Brownson: firstname.lastname@example.org