Online Program

Defining evidence

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Debbie Pfeiffer, MA, Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Shaina Sowles, MPH, CHES, Health Communication Reseach Lab at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
It is appropriate for participants who have basic knowledge of evidence-based interventions and want training to locate resources for evidence-based strategies or programs. This first session will define evidence, introduce important targets of evidence-based approaches, and criteria to consider when searching for evidence-based approaches. This content addresses challenges with defining evidence, determining benefits and challenges associated with using different types of evidence, and using evidence-based strategies, interventions and policies to improve delivery, acceptance, and effectiveness of chronic disease prevention and control programming.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
Identify sources where they canfor find evidence-based strategies, programs and policies Explain how to use recommendations and findings Describe the depth and breadth of available resource

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I’m a trained Behavioral Scientist with an MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education and CHES certified. Experience includes working in evaluation/research-based public health practice for the past two years; evaluating policy and environmental change surrounding healthy eating and physical activity; working with minority and medically underserved populations in a variety of settings throughout the United States; working collaboratively with community and public health organizations to develop and deliver evidence-based training for community organizations.
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.