Evidence-Based Public Health Training Course

Evidence-Based Public Health

Evidence-Based Public HealthAre you interested in learning how to apply evidence-based practice to your public health initiatives?

We are pleased to announce a new training opportunity for public health workforce being offered in partnership with the Michigan Public Health Training Center.  The course begins May 30th, 2013.

Participants in the course will receive guidance on using Michigan specific data from experts and leaders in public health. Topics, techniques and tools provided through this training course will enhance learners’ understanding of principles of health assessment, community improvement planning, and program evaluation — all phases of evidence-based practice.

Course topics include:

  • Community assessment
  • Clarifying and quantifying an issue
  • Data resources
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Economic evaluation as a strategic tool
  • Successful action plans
  • Program and policy evaluation approaches
  • Quality improvement frameworks

The project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the University of Washington at the St. Louis Prevention Research Center. The project, based at University of Michigan’s School of Public Health is one of four across the country working to tailor and develop this training for local health departments. The original course was developed by Dr. Ross Brownson and colleagues, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.

For more information and to register for the course visit the course registration page on the Michigan Public Health Training website.