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Translating and Disseminating Research- and Practice-Based Criteria to Support Evidence-Based Intervention Planning

Baker, Elizabeth A. PhD, MPH; Brennan Ramirez, Laura K. PhD, MPH; Claus, Julie M. MPH; Land, Garland MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: March-April 2008 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 124–130
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000311889.83380.9b
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Evidence-based public health is a decision-making process To determine the best intervention approach for addressing a particular health issue, population, and setting. The decision-making process involves the identification and evaluation of criteria supporting or Refuting use of intervention approaches based on previous work in the field.

Objective The purpose of this article is to describe the identification and evaluation of Research- and practice-based evidence criteria.

Methods These criteria were derived through literature Review and expert panel interviews.

Results and conclusions These evidence criteria provide the foundation for the translation and dissemination of evidence-based intervention planning processes through a Web-based technical advisement system for public healthcare practitioners. Limitations and future directions are considered.

Through literature Review and expert panel interviews, this article describes the evaluation of Research- and practice-based evidence criteria that provide the foundation for the translation and dissemination of intervention planning processes through a Web-based technical advisement system for public healthcare practitioners.

Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Laura K. Brennan Ramirez, PhD, MPH, is President, Transtria LLC, St. Louis, Missouri.

Julie M. Claus, MPH, is Managing Director, Transtria LLC, St. Louis, Missouri.

Garland Land, MPH, is Executive Director, National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Corresponding Author: Elizabeth A. Baker, PhD, MPH, Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63104 (bakerpa@slu.edu).

This study was funded through a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (#C304180001), with funds originating from the Missouri Foundation for Health (contract #03-0005-P) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (contract #U82/CCU722381; Cooperative Agreement to Support State Assessment Initiatives). The authors are grateful for the assistance of Brent Bestgen, Norma D'Eagle, Susan Elder, Marybeth Deeken, Valerie Howard, and Dawn Parker from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; Catherine Morrison at Saint Louis University School of Public Health; and Tonie Covelli, Jessi Erickson, Angela Fleming, Kelley Guertzgen, and Fahmina Rahman of Transtria, LLC.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.