Evidence-Based Public Health: Identifying and Using Information Resources

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Date Developed: 4/3/2012. Source: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Presenter(s): Hathy Simpson, BA. Type: Webcast. Level: Advanced. Length: 57 minutes.


Public health evidence-based practice involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. The webinar introduces the concepts of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and provides an overview of resources that are online and freely accessible to the public health workforce. Resources highlighted include evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, formulated literature searches, best and promising practices, and additional sources of evidence available from the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce,

Learning Objectives

• Understand the characteristics of evidence-based public health (EBPH)

• Describe at least three different types of evidence that can be used to support public health practice questions.

• Identify at least three online public health resources available for free.

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.