Evidence Based Decision-Making

RTI International-University of North Carolina Evidence-Based Practice Center

 This study is based on a critical examination of the literature on literacy and health to address two questions: 1) Are literacy skills related to use of health care services, health outcomes, costs of health care and disparities in health outcomes?; and 2) For individuals with low literacy skills, what are effective interventions?. It found strong evidence that low reading skills and poor health are related, but less evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions.

OHPE Looks Ahead: A Library for the Future

I Introduction

II "Slower/Better"

III Library Holdings

IV Conclusion

V References

--by Larry Hershfield, Manager, The Health Communication Unit, with the assistance of the OHPE Editorial and Management Team

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Does Deliberation Make a Difference? A Citizens' Panel Study of Health Goals Priority Setting

Type of Resource: Article
Source: Health Policy, 2003; 66(1): 95-106
Author: Abelson J, Eyles J, McLeod C, Collins P, Forest P-G.

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs: A Review and Synthesis of Evaluation Strategies in the United States

Type of Resource: Report
Source: Ontario Tobacco Research Unit
Author: Shawn C. O'Connor; Joanna E. Cohen; Katherine Osterlund

An evidence-based approach to health promoting schools

Type of Resource: Article
Source: The Journal of School Health, 2002, 72(7), 300-302
Author: Lynagh, M., Perkins, J. & Schofield, M

National Best Practices Consortium for Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Office of the Secretariat for the National Best Practices Consortium, Evidence and Information for Chronic Disease Policy Division, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Health Canada
Tel: (613) 952-3813
[email protected]

or contact Dexter Harvey, Chair, Interim Steering Committee, tel (204) 474-9223, [email protected]
 The new (in 2003) National Consortium for Best Practices for Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is establishing and maintaining an observatory of best practices.

An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Best Practices Development

I Introduction
II Why Develop Best Practices?
III Interpretations of 'Best Practices'
IV The Interdisciplinary Method of Best Practice Development
V Who Makes Up the Interdisciplinary Team?
VI The Dichotomies
VII The Role of Evidence in Best Practices Development
VIII Conclusion
IX References

Unpacking Evidence in Health Promotion

Type of Resource: Article
Source: (2000) AOHC
Author: Burke, Rishia, Johnson, Suzanne, and Arai, Susan

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