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.

Strategic Planning in Population Health and Public Health Practice: A Call to Action for Higher Education

Phelps, C., Madhavan, F., Rappuoli, R., Levin, S., Shortliffe, E., Colwell, R.

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Education/Policy change/development
Healthcare Access and Quality
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Outside U.S.

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Developing strategic plans for population health and public health practice is particularly important in situations of scarce resources. This article notes that current planning efforts often rely on single metrics like cost-effectiveness and lack transparency and stakeholder input. It highlights the usefulness of multi-criteria decision-making tools that incorporate multiple stakeholder views and criteria. The authors suggest that institutions of higher education can help improve population and public health practice by teaching students about modern strategic planning tools that incorporate multiple factors and promote transparency and clarity in decision-making.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

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Clinical, Community, Educational

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