Online Program

Wrap-up Q&A Discussion

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Michael Sanchez, MPH, CHES, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Debbie Pfeiffer, MA, Health Communication Research Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Burton O. Cowgill, PhD, UCLA Prevention Research Center, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES, Rollins School of Public Health - Public Health Training Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Cam Escoffery, PhD, Department of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Evidence-based approaches (EBAs), including programs, strategies and policies, have been proven effective by research but remain underutilized by public health practitioners at community and state levels. Effectively navigating the complex, “real world” context in which evidence-based decision making occurs is a challenge for public health practitioners. This session will describe how the faculty have applied key concepts from all other sessions within their own experiences, seek participants to share their own experiences and encourage questions, and identify a virtual community of practice called Research to Reality as a online forum with opportunities for discussion, learning and enhanced collaboration. Commonly cited challenges to implementation of EBAs include lack of time to gather evidence, lack of skilled personnel or technical assistance, limited access to data and evidence-based resources, and differential perspectives of what constitutes as evidence. Furthermore, guidance to balance intervention fidelity and adaptation needed to “fit” the context of real-world implementation settings are rarely provided by program developers. This session will address these issues in a discussion forum after key concepts have been presented.

Learning Areas:

Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Discuss challenges and success with designing, planning, and implementing EBAs for local communities Discuss questions and shared experience Identify resources and forums where participants can connect and collaborate with other public health professionals to ask questions, discuss ideas and solutions, share useful resources and tools, and participate in cyber-seminars and other events

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I'm a Public Health Advisor with the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As a Public Health Advisor,I support efforts to translate evidence-based research into public health and clinical practice. I manage web portals in partnership with NCI offices, federal agencies, and national organizations. I have over 10 years of experience in health education, workforce development, and research translation within settings at local, state, national, and international levels.
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.