Online Program

Selecting and adapting evidence-based approaches

Saturday, October 31, 2015 : 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES, Rollins School of Public Health - Public Health Training Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Strategic criteria for selecting evidence-based approaches (EBAs) that fit a community will be presented, including audience characteristics, fit with mission, leadership support, and organizational readiness.  We will also define implementation fidelity, steps in program adaptation, and what likely can be changed in an EBA while maintaining fidelity. 

Tools & Resources: EBA Comparison Tool, Adaptation Guidance Tool

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
Public health or related education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Define what evidence-based strategies are compatible with one or more goals and objectives identified in community assessment Identify community partners and stakeholders to consider factors and criteria important in choosing an evidence-based program Differentiate the most suitable evidence-based strategy for an organization and target community Assess the fit between potential approaches and the organization and population Describe steps in the adaptation process Define fit, core elements, adaptation and fidelity Discuss what can probably be changed and what cannot be changed in using evidence-based programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Program Manager/Coordinator of the DHHS Region-IV PHTC central office at Emory University. For 10 years, I served as Team Lead for Emory’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network Center. I have worked on disseminating evidence-based approaches through national and state workgroups and have led trainings on evidence-based public health for state and local health departments, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the CDC, National Cancer Institute, and numerous community-based 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.