Cynthia Vinson. Research – tested Intervention Programs. Research-tested Intervention Programs. Cynthia A. Vinson, MPA Public Health Advisor Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences National Cancer Institute Little Rock, AR March 12, 2013. Session Objectives.
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Research – tested Intervention Programs
Cynthia A. Vinson, MPA
Public Health Advisor
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute
Little Rock, AR
March 12, 2013
“ the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition
is true or valid”
In public health practice, a collection of
Brownson RC, Baker EA, Leet TL, Gillespie KN, Evidence-Based Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press; 2003
training to obese children
separate cognitive behavioral
An evidence-based program has been:
Tip – Make sure your partners/collaborators have the same understanding of the term “evidence-based.”
“...the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective cancer education and screening programs and policies through systematic uses of data and research information, and appropriate use of theory-based program planning models.”
Adapted from Brownson et al., J Public Health Management Practice 1999,5:86-97
What has your experience been with evidence-based programs?
What are the advantages to using evidence-based programs?
What are some perceived barriers to using evidence-based programs?
Do less formative research
Pick a program that fits your budget
Use the evaluation of EBP
Adapt, Adapt, Adapt!
What is the difference between adapting an evidence-based program and changing it?
*Rogers, 2003, Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York: Free Press.
*Rabin, Brownson, Haire-Joshu, Kreuter, Weaver. A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health. Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 2008, 14(2), 117–123.
*Eke, Neumann, Wilkes, Jones. Preparing effective behavioral interventions
to be used by prevention providers: the role of researchers during HIV Prevention Research Trials. AIDS Education & Prevention 2006, 18(4 Suppl A):44-58.
The public health clinic in-reach strategies include:
The community outreach strategies include:
Deletion of key components
Insertion of key components
O’Connor, C., Small, S.A. & Cooney, S.M. (2007). Program fidelity and adaptation: Meeting local needs without compromising program effectiveness. What Works, Wisconsin Research to Practice Series, 4. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin–Madison/Extension.
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Evaluation is the systematic acquisition and assessment of information to provide useful feedback about some object”
Evaluation helps you to:
From Windsor et al., 1994