Ross Brownson, Katie Duggan, Kristelle Aisaka, Paul Erwin, Katherine Stamatakis, Carol Brownson
Funders and Grant Number
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Grant No. 71704
- Describe the evidence base for local evidence based public health EBPH in the United States using available literature and the data from a nationwide survey of local EBPH use by public health practitioners.
- Test the effectiveness of local-level EBPH capacity building in four states using data from the national survey as a base-line to compare to surveys completed after training and technical assistance has been conducted for local health departments by local prevention research centers.
- Conduct case studies to understand the contextual conditions such as political climate and partnerships that affect the implementation of EBPPs. Use data on internal and external relationships within the local health departments chosen for case studies to map a network that will show differences in partner types and activity types between low and high evidence health departments.
- Translate and disseminate findings to a wide variety of stakeholders using traditional and non-traditional dissemination activities to best reach the target audience.
June 2012 - December 2013
Practitioners in Local Health Departments across the United States
Implications for Research and Practice
Few of the existing studies examining Evidence Based Public Health were conducted in local health deparments. This study will inform the development of guidance for effective public health administration and will provide the evidence base for what should be implemented at local levels. It will identify administrative evidence based programs and policies, beginning to address the gaps in knowledge seen in EBPH at a local level.
Workgroup for Aim 1: Katie Stamatakis (Team Lead), Rodrigo Reis,Beth Dodson, Katie Duggan, Paul Erwin, Peg Allen, Ross Brownson, Jenine Harris, Robert Fields, Carson Smith
Workgroup for Aim 2: Ross Brownson (Team Lead), Beth Baker, Katie Stamatakis, Paul Erwin, Katie Duggan, Rodrigo Reis, Robert Fields, Carson Smith
Workgroup for Aim 3: Rachel Tabak (Team Lead), Jenine Harris, Amy Eyler, Beth Dodson, Katie Duggan, Ross Brownson, Dorothy Cilenti, Robert Fields, Carson Smith
Workgroup for Aim 4: Ross Brownson, Katie Duggan (Team Leads), Chris Casey, Jenine Harris, Amy Eyler, Paul Erwin, Robert Fields, Carson Smith
Aim 1: Carolyn Leep, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
Aim 2: Janet Canavese, Missouri Institute for Community Health (MICH); National network of PRCs; Practice Based Research Networks; and Public Health Training Centers
Aim 3: Janet Canavese, Kathleen Wojciehowski (MICH)
Aim 4: Kathleen Wojciehowski (MICH), Carolyn Leeep (NACCHO)
Funders and Grant Number
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Grant No. 69964
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PHSSR National Coordinating center (Public Health Systems and Services Research), NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials), MICH (Missouri Institute for Community Health, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center, Case Western Reserve University Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, University of Michigan Prevention Research Center of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
List of Related Publications
Allen P, Brownson RC, Duggan K, Stamatakis KA, Erwin PC. The makings of an evidence -based local health deparment: identifying administrative and management practices. Frontiers in Public Health Services & Systems Research. 2012: June, in press.
Brownson RC, Allen P, Duggan K, Stamatakis KA, Erwin PC. Fostering more effective public health by identifying administrative evidence-based practices. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2012: September, in press.
Brownson R, Reis R, Allen P, Duggan K, Fields R, Stamatakis K, Erwin, P. “Understanding the process of evidence-based public health: Findings from a national survey of local health department leaders.” Am J Prev Med (in press).
Erwin P, Harris J, Smith C, Leep C, Duggan K, Brownson R. “Evidence-based public health practice among program managers in local public health departments.” J Public Health Manag Pract (in press).
Reis R, Duggan K, Allen P, Stamatakis K, Erwin P, Brownson R. Developing a tool to assess administrative evidence-based practices in local health departments. Frontiers in PHSSR. In press.
Brownson, RC. “Translating the Evidence,” presented at Annual PHSSR Keeneland Conference, April 8-10, 2013, Lexington, KY. Proceedings available at Keeneland Conference 2013.
Duggan, K. Expanding Capacity for Evidence-Based Local Public Health. National Institutes of Health: National Library of Medicine Webinar. October 2, 2013.
Duggan, K., Cilenti, D., Erwin, P., Brownson, R., Smith, C., Fields, R., Reis, R. (2013) Using the Evidence-Base to Improve Local Public Health Practice. Accepted for presentation at NACCHO Annual Conference 2013, July 10-12, 2013, Dallas, Texas.
Fields, R.P., Smith, C.E., Duggan, K., Reis, R., Stamatakis, K., Erwin, P., Leep, C., Allen, P., & Brownson, R.C. (2013). Examining Agency-level Conditions and Practices to Improve Decision-making in Public Health. Presented at the Public Health Systems and Services Research Keeneland Conference, April 8-11, 2013, Lexington, KY. Proceedings available at Keeneland Conference 2013.
Smith, C.E., Fields, R.P., Duggan, K., Reis, R., Stamatakis, K., Erwin, P., Leep, C., Harris, J., & Brownson, R.C. (2013).Factors Influencing the Spread of Evidence-based Decision Making in Local Health Departments in the United States. Presented at the Public Health Systems and Services Research Keeneland Conference, April 8-11, 2013, Lexington, KY. Proceedings available at Keeneland Conference 2013.
Stamatakis, K, Duggan, K., Smith, C., Fields R., Brownson, R.C. (2013). Resources for best practices in decision making in US local health departments: Variation across program area. Submitted for presentation at the 141st American Public Health Association [APHA] Annual Meeting, November 2- 6, 2013, Boston, MA.