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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Evidence-based Practice and Effective Policy
5134.0: Wednesday, December 14, 2005: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Evidence-based Practice and Effective Policy
Providing access for public health practitioners to evidence-based information and recommendations is critical to promoting evidence-based practice. The speakers in this presentation will discuss not only the challenges of determining what studies and information are applicable to the field but also specific criteria pracitioners can use to evaluate current studies. In addition, speakers will present specific tools and resources designed to help practitioners gain evidence-based information. The promotion of evidence-based practice has important implications for public health and health education efforts.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  1. Describe challenges in identifying medical and public health evidence that is applicable to health promotion practice;
  2. Discuss criteria practitioners can use to determine the applicability of study results to their work setting; and
  3. Identify current resources for providing evidence-based information to public health practitioners.
Moderator(s):Tifanie Hudgins
12:30 PMSteps toward practice-based evidence: Recommendations for readers and reviewers  [ Recorded presentation ]
Russell E. Glasgow, PhD, Lawrence W. Green, DrPH, Shawna L. Mercer, MSc, PhD
12:48 PMEnhancing evidence-based information access to inform public health practice  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nancy R. La Pelle, PhD, E. Hatheway Simpson, MPH, Roger Luckmann, MD, MPH, Elaine Martin, MLS
1:06 PMPublic Health Information and Data Tutorials: Development of Web-based Resources for the Public Health Workforce  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nancy J. Allee, MLS, MPH, AHIP, Gillian Mayman, MILS, Monique Uzelac, MILS, Stephan Burdick, BFA, Keith W. Cogdill, PhD
1:24 PMWWW.health-evidence.ca: An innovative service to promote evidence-based public health decision-making  [ Recorded presentation ]
Maureen Jennifer Dobbins, PhD, Kara L. DeCorby, MSc, Shawna L. Mercer, PhD, Donna Ciliska, PhD, Stephen R. Manske, EdD, Steven Hanna, PhD, Roy Cameron, PhD, Linda O'Mara, RN, PhD, Helen Thomas, MSc, Christina Mills, MD, FRCPC
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Academic Public Health Caucus; Chiropractic Health Care
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA