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J Public Health Manag Pract. 2008 Mar-Apr;14(2):124-30. doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000311889.83380.9b.

Translating and disseminating research- and practice-based criteria to support evidence-based intervention planning.

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Department of Community Health and Prevention Research Center, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Ave, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA.


Evidence-based public health is a decision-making process To determine the best intervention approach for addressing a particular health issue, population, and setting. The decision-making process involves the identification and evaluation of criteria supporting or Refuting use of intervention approaches based on previous work in the field.


The purpose of this article is to describe the identification and evaluation of Research- and practice-based evidence criteria.


These criteria were derived through literature Review and expert panel interviews.


These evidence criteria provide the foundation for the translation and dissemination of evidence-based intervention planning processes through a Web-based technical advisement system for public healthcare practitioners. Limitations and future directions are considered.

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