Online Program

Selecting and adapting an evidence-based approach

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES, Rollins School of Public Health - Public Health Training Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
This session discusses criteria to use when selecting evidence-based approaches to best fit a particular community. In order to optimize fit, adaptation of a program may be needed. The content of this session suggests steps to adapt an intervention and determine the balance of adaptation and maintaining fidelity to the original intervention. Once public health practitioners find evidence-based approaches, it can be a challenge to strategically select one that is a relevant and compatible “fit” with their population, organization, and community setting. Once they do select an intervention, it can be difficult to know what they can change or adapt to increase the intervention's fit. This content addresses some of those challenges of translating evidence into real community practice settings.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Compare evidence-based strategies for compatibility with one or more goals and objectives identified in community assessment Explain importance of engaging community partners and stakeholders to identify factors and criteria when choosing an evidence-based program Assess evidence-based strategies suitable for organizations and target community Define fit, core elements, adaptation and fidelity Discuss program components that can and cannot be changed when using evidence-based programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Team Lead for the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) of the Emory Prevention Research Center in Atlanta, GA.I have over 16 years of domestic and international community health experience and over 6 years of public health research.I've been working with the CPCRN on the dissemination of evidence-based approaches via training and technical assistance through national workgroups and local mini-grants programs in Georgia to disseminate evidence into practice in rural communities.
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.