Description: Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on evidence-based public health, and many state and national funders require evidence-based interventions. At the same time, there are barriers to wider implementation, such as lack of familiarity with the concept and under-developed skills to apply it. This presentation will start with the core foundations of public health (e.g., a population perspective, levels of prevention) and explain how evidence-based practices can be incorporated into the various essential public health services. The presentation will include an overview of resources to find evidence-based interventions (EBIs), a process to select and adapt EBIs, and potential barriers to successful implementation in the local context. This presentation supports the Public Health Accreditation Board’s domain 10 (evidence-based practices) and domain 8 (workforce).
Description:Growing scientific evidence shows that the conditions of life exert a tremendous influence on health-related behaviors and health outcomes—above and beyond individual choices and actions. This presentation explains the principle of health equity (i.e., removing obstacles to the highest possible attainment of health), defines the social determinants of health, and clarifies how they can affect health status. It provides an overview of conceptual models developed by the World Health Organization and used in Healthy People 2020. It will lay the foundation for participants to apply a health equity approach by addressing the social determinants of health in public health services, clinical practice, and other professional activities. This presentation supports the Public Health Accreditation Board’s domain 1 (assess) and domain 8 (workforce).
Description:Community engagement means that all segments of a population share a collective vision for health and that community members can participate in meaningful ways in planning, carrying out, and evaluating health promotion efforts. However, it can often be difficult to identify stakeholders, build trusting relationships, and work across the diverse range of communities. This presentation will explain the principles of effective engagement, presents ways to pursue engagement using the Ladder of Community Participation as a guide, and considers the unique barriers faced by some segments of the population. Participants will learn about cultural humility and receive a brief resource guide for future reference. This presentation supports the Public Health Accreditation Board’s domain 4 (community engagement) and domain 8 (workforce).
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