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Evidence-based Public Health Practice: What It Is and Why It Matters (On Demand-No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

This presentation will provide an overview of the principles of evidence-based approaches in public health. It will include both the scientific basis for evidence-based approaches as well as the practical challenges of implementation. The focus will include what one can do as an individual (e.g., skill building) and as an organization (e.g., foster a learning environment). 

This training was originally presented on February 21, 2023.


This session is intended for entry and mid-career individuals in public health, particularly those in governmental agencies.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the principles of evidence-based public health (EBPH)
  • Discuss ways to advance evidence-based approaches
  • Explain how, when, and where to use evidence in short- and long- term decision making
  • Identify opportunities for individual and/or organizational investments to strengthen EBPH


Ross C. Brownson, PhD, Lipstein Distinguished Professor of Public Health, School of Medicine and Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis; Director, Prevention Research Center; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($929,475). 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 Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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