Online Program

Strengthening the Evidence Base: Linkages between the Conceptual Framework, The Community Guide, and Healthy People 2020

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Shawna Mercer, MSc, PhD, The Community Guide, CDC, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will discuss key components of how The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) seeks to build an evidence base that addresses the needs of real world decision makers. It will also describe how the Conceptual Framework interfaces with The Community Guide by identifying practices worthy of further development and evaluation, with the hopes that some of these practices will eventually have enough evidence to enable them to be evaluated within the Community Guide process. Finally, the presentation will indicate how Healthy People 2020 is using elements of the Framework to assist in classify existing evidence that can be used to help achieve Healthy People 2020 Goals and Objectives. Linking these resources uses public health improvement principles to actively nurture and grow the evidence base for effective public health practice.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Chronic disease management and prevention
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe how The Community Guide aims to ensure that its evidence-based interventions address the needs of real world public health. Identify linkages and interface between The Community Guide and the Conceptual Framework. Discuss how Healthy People 2020 is using portions of the Conceptual Framework to help identify the evidence-base for achieving Healthy People 2020 Goals and Objectives.

Keyword(s): Practice-Based Research, Public Health Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been Director of The Community Guide for eight years, I was a member of the CDC Best Practices Workgroup, and I am a member of the HP2020 Implementation Workgroup.
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.