Online Program

Using 'Putting Public Health Evidence in Action': interactive training guides and resources--Fee: $300

Saturday, October 31, 2015: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LI Course
Partnership: APHA Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section – Cam Escoffery ( ) and Jennifer Leeman ( APHA Cancer Forum – Sona Thakkar ( ) National Cancer Institute – Cynthia Vinson ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention– Mary White ( ), Vicki Benard ( Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network – Bryan Weiner ( Prevention Research Centers - Vicki Benard ( ) Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) – Cam Escoffery ( ) Health Services Research Association (HSRA) – Public Health Training Centers Network– Michelle Carvalho (
Statement of Purpose and Institute Overview: The purpose of this interactive Learning Institute is to provide public health managers, practitioners, and educators with the skills and knowledge they need to train others to plan and implement evidence-based approaches. Evidence-based approaches (EBAs), including programs, strategies and policies, are underutilized by public health practitioners at community and state levels. This is in part because practitioners lack the knowledge and skills required to locate, select adapt, implement, and evaluate EBAs, particularly EBAs that target change at the levels of policy, systems, and environments. In response to this gap, the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) has developed an interactive seven-module training curriculum to build practitioners’ capacity to adopt and implement EBAs. We have packaged the training into PowerPoints, speaker’s notes, hands-on activities, and a facilitator’s guide, all of which are available online. In this Learning Institute we will deliver the curriculum to participants while also training them to use available materials to adapt and replicate the curriculum with their staff, students, and community partners. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive and to provide participants direct experience with resources they can use to train others. We will define evidence, and review data tools for community assessment, reliable sources of evidence-based approaches, and evaluation methods. We will present implementation phases and key tasks in each phase, discuss criteria for selecting strategies that fit a community, and define implementation fidelity, steps in program adaptation, and what can be changed in an evidence-based intervention while maintaining program fidelity. The workshop will incorporate case studies, group work, and worksheets to apply concepts on use of evidence. The final session of the workshop will provide practical guidance on how participants can use Putting Public Health Evidence in Action materials to plan, implement, and evaluate a local training. The Learning Institute will be presented by faculty with expertise including management staff from the National Cancer Institute, experienced trainers from the HRSA Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Network , and academic researchers from the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN), who have provided many similar training sessions on using EBAs in various settings.
Session Objectives: - Design a training for staff, students, or community partners using the Putting Public Health Evidence in Action curriculum - Identify evidence-based approaches that fit a communities’ needs, culture, and resources - Describe how to apply a staged approach to planning, implementing, and evaluating the use of evidence-based approaches in practice
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV

Opening Remarks
Conducting community assessment- Shannon   
Jackilen Shannon, PhD, RD, MPH
Morning Break
Finding evidence-based approaches   
Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV
Lunch on your own
Selecting and adapting evidence-based approaches   
Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES
Afternoon Break
Closing Remarks

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Learning Institute (APHA-LI)

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)