Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series

Today’s public health professionals must be able to strategically consider research results, political interests, and community requests when leading program and policy work. The evidence-based public health framework is an effective model for this type of decision-making.

This Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.

Each module consists of several videos, followed by a short quiz. You must watch the videos and take the quiz in order to pass the module. To aid in your understanding, optional activities and questions for reflection or discussion are also included with each module. You may discuss these questions in a forum with other module participants or with peers or colleagues, or you may reflect on them individually.
Module 1: Evidence-Based Public Health Overview
Module 2: Community Assessment
Module 3: Quantifying the Issue
Module 4: Developing a Concise Statement of the Issue
Module 5: Searching and Summarizing the Literature
Module 6: Developing and Prioritizing Program and Policy Options
Module 7: Economic Evaluation
Module 8: Developing an Action Plan
Module 9: Evaluation

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