Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health Policy: Can We Have Better Evidence And More Action?
E. Fielding, Johnathan
A. Briss, Peter
E. Fielding, Johnathan and A. Briss, Peter (2006) Promoting Evidence-Based Public Health Policy: Can We Have Better Evidence And More Action? Health Affairs, 25 (4). pp. 969-978.
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ABSTRACT: Evidence-based approaches (those explicitly linked to the best available scientific evidence and reflecting community preferences and feasibility) are increasingly used to inform health policy decision making on the burden of a disease attributable to particular causes, interventions and policies that might work to confront those causes, and issues of community fit and feasibility. This paper introduces several tools for evidence-based public health: the health impact assessment, the systematic review, and a portfolio for assuring community fit and feasibility. Discussion of these tools serves as a springboard to consider how to better bring scientific evidence to bear on real-life health issues. [Health Affairs 25, no. 4 (2006): 969–978; 10.1377/hlthaff.25.4.969]