Putting Evidence to Work for Health

The Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis released a report called Putting Evidence to Work for Health: How Health Departments Can Encourage Evidence-Based Decision Making.

Health department staff work every day to develop and implement programs and policies that keep people healthy and disease free. Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) uses the best available research evidence to select, implement and evaluate these programs and policies. Use of EBDM within health departments enhances the ability of staff to make informed choices and manage resources, which makes it more likely that people will receive effective programs to help prevent or control diseases.

Read the report.

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