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Evidence-Based Public Health: Findings From A Research Project And Resources For Practice, E. Hatheway Simpson Apr 2014

Evidence-Based Public Health: Findings From A Research Project And Resources For Practice, E. Hatheway Simpson

E. Hatheway Simpson

This presentation to the University of Massachusetts Medical School Preventive Medicine Residency Program presents an introduction to evidence-based public health (EBPH), and overview of the Lamar Soutter Library’s Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health (EBPPH) project and research findings, and selected examples of EBPH information resources available from the project’s website, http://library.umassmed.edu/ebpph.


Improving Access To Public Health Information: A Study Of Information Needs In A State Health Department, E. Hatheway Simpson, Nancy R. Lapelle, Elaine Russo Martin Apr 2014

Improving Access To Public Health Information: A Study Of Information Needs In A State Health Department, E. Hatheway Simpson, Nancy R. Lapelle, Elaine Russo Martin

E. Hatheway Simpson

Background: Public health challenges can be better addressed if credible information about health risks and effective public health practices is readily available. The need for improved access to evidence-based public health information has been recognized by public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and librarians. Objective: To understand the information needs of the public health workforce and to improve access to credible and relevant information for public health practice. Methods: A qualitative study identified how public health professionals currently access information, what barriers they face, and what improvements they need. Nineteen individual interviews were conducted in two state health bureaus – communicable ...


Evidence-Based Resources For Public Health Project, E. Hatheway Simpson, Elaine Russo Martin, Sharon Telleen, Roger S. Luckmann Apr 2014

Evidence-Based Resources For Public Health Project, E. Hatheway Simpson, Elaine Russo Martin, Sharon Telleen, Roger S. Luckmann

E. Hatheway Simpson

Introduction Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) for clinical medicine involves using the best evidence to care for individual patients. Evidence-based public health (EBPH) involves using the best evidence to develop public health policies and intervention programs. There are various EBM resources available to help clinicians sort through the vast amount of medical literature to find the best evidence for their practice needs, yet few resources are available to assist public health practitioners find high quality information relevant to their practice needs. Purpose This project is identifying and cataloging existing electronic evidence-based resources in public health and assessing possible models for effectively and ...