Archived/No Longer Available: Introduction to Evidenced-Based Public Health (EBPH)

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Date Developed: 5/1/2013. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeffrey Harris, MD, MPH, MBA. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.


In his presentation, Dr Harris provides an introduction to key concepts for evidence-based public health and illustrates its importance and its applications in disease prevention and health promotion. Key sources and types of evidence are reviewed and several public health programs or policies that are based on strong or weak evidence are explored as examples. Presentation slides are available for downloading.

Learning Objectives

• Understand the basic concepts of evidence-based public health.

• Be familiar with key sources and types of evidence.

• Describe several public health programs or policies that are based on strong or weak evidence.

• Describe some of the barriers to evidence-based decision making in public health practice.

Special Instructions

Registration to TRAIN is required. After logging in, the course can be accessed by entering the course id (1033180) into the “Search By Course ID” box on the right side of the landing page. On the next page, click on the "Registration" tab and then click on "Launch."

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.