Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Practices Among Local Public Health Agencies to Support Evidence-Based Decision Making: A Qualitative Study

Peg, A., Parks, R.G., Kang, S.J., Dekker, D., Jacob, R.R., Mazzucca-Ragan, S., Brownson, R.C.

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This article discusses what is needed to establish and improve evidence-based decision making competencies in local public health departments. It identifies five domains of “administrative evidence-based practices” to help local health departments: leadership, workforce development, organizational culture and climate, partnerships, and financial transparency. It offers guidance on implementing evidence-based decision making practices.

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