BENEFITS OF USING AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH

 

 

Acquire knowledge about a new subject.

 

78%

Following trainings in EBPH, public health professionals report that they:

 

 

See applications for this knowledge in my work.

 

82%

Become a better leader who promotes evidence-based decision making.

80%

Acquire knowledge about a new subject.

 

78%

Make scientifically informed decisions at work.

 

74%

Implement evidence-based practices in CDC cooperative agreement or other funded programs.

80%

Linda Ahrendt

Chronic Disease Director

South Dakota Department of Health

“Evidence based public health has been a systemic change for our work in South Dakota. The common language we share with our partners enhances implementation and subsequent outcomes.”

Vilius Grabauskas, MD, Dr.Sc.

Professor and Chancellor

Medical Academy,

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Kaunas, Lithuania

"My University during my rectorship was a pioneer in developing public health training as early as 1994, especially focusing on new public health concepts. It was of utmost importance to us to be in touch with the PRC-StL and the World Health Organisation in developing our national teaching programmes with very strict requirement on evidence based public health science and practice. Through those years, more than 30 young generation teachers and practitioners underwent training in the international EBPH course part of whom are continuing their involvement in teaching activities either at the University or practicing at national, regional or municipal levels thus contributing to health policy implementation nation-wide."

Christopher Maylahn, MPH

Program Research Specialist

Office of Public Health Practice

New York State Department of Health

"Informed by EBPH training, in 2013 the New York State Department of Health reviewed the scientific literature to identify evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies to support its state health improvement plan called the Prevention Agenda. A brief description of the evidence along with links to the actual studies or sources was incorporated into the plan that is posted on the Department’s website. The intent is to make it easy for people to find the evidence and use it in their local communities. Our science-driven approach was enhanced  by additional training in evidence-based decision making for local health department leaders, hospital executives and Department of Health staff over the last several years.”

Jean O'Connor

Chronic Disease Prevention Director

Georgia Department of Public Health

“The Evidence-Based Public Health course was a fantastic way to train staff and leadership on the opportunities to better incorporate science into all aspects of our public health practice.  Dr. Brownson and his team were knowledgeable and experienced, and the knowledge and skills they helped us build have been invaluable as we have worked with partners to achieve a greater impact on the chronic disease outcomes in our state."

Brandon Skidmore

Director, Bureau of Health Promotion
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

"Since 2010, EBPH has been at the forefront of training the public health workforce in KS. We have learned that EBPH training moves our broader public health agenda forward. These skills drive accreditation, the ten essential public health services, core competencies, and are foundational to workforce development. The core course is easily tailored to be location and topic specific, and the framework fits all areas and levels of public health."

Victor D. Sutton, Ph.D, MPPA

Director, Office of Preventive Health

Mississippi State Department of Health

THE IMPACT OF USING AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH ACROSS THE WORLD

"To us, the public health work force of the European CINDI network and the regional health professionals, the course offers a broad, science-based approach to prevention and public health in general. The principles of evidence based thinking and planning are taught in a well structured, modular way and the course provides great benefits to participants with all levels of professional qualification. Moreover, the faculty’s way of teaching and working with the group offers great occasions to interact and network with lecturers and the other participants."

Günter Diem, MD, MPH

President

Vorarlberg Public Health Society

"MSDH used the train-the-trainer model for EBPH. We've offered the course 7 times and reached over 200 public health leaders and district health staff. We see improved capacity and more evidence based programs and polices as a result."