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evidence-based public health, practice criteria, research criteria



  1. Baker, Elizabeth A. PhD, MPH
  2. Brennan Ramirez, Laura K. PhD, MPH
  3. Claus, Julie M. MPH
  4. Land, Garland MPH


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.


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


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


Results and conclusions: 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.