206869 The guide to community prevention services: A community program planner's ticket to evidence based practice

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Betty B. Daniels, MN, RN , Sonat, Medical College of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
Tricia Bowman, DNP, APRN-BC , Sonat, Medical College of Georgia, Jefferson, GA
Robin Doker, DNP, APRN-BC , Sonat, Medical College of Georgia, Winterville, GA
Gayle W. Bentley, DNP, APRN, BC , College of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
The need to incorporate evidence into nursing practice has come to the forefront of nursing education and clinical practice. However, the evidence that supports health promotion programs and policy development for populations can be difficult for students and novice public health nurses to locate. The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a federally supported Web resource that provides systematic reviews of evidence that supports population focused public health programs and policies. Use of the Guide in planning community programs can simplify the process of locating evidence and increase the chances that a community program will be successful. The goal of incorporating the Guide into the requirements for a community assessment project is to select program and policy interventions that are supported by the evidence, as well as to provide a positive cost benefit for the community.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the features of the Guide to Community Preventive Services Web site. 2. Navigate the Web site in locating evidence for community programs and policy development. 3. Articulate the benefits of incorporating the Guide into community program and policy planning.

Keywords: Public Health Nursing, Evidence Based Practice

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Teach public health nursing
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.