The Prevention Research Center (PRC-STL) is committed to passing on valuable tools and information about evidence based public health (EBPH) to public health practitioners across the United States and the world. The PRC-STL continues to offer training in EBPH which focuses on seven specific skills to improve public health practice. Through lectures, practice exercises, and case studies, training takes a "hands-on" approach and emphasizes information that is readily available to busy practitioners.
The purpose of our study is to increase the capacity for sustainability among evidence-based tobacco control (TC) programs. Sustainability is an important next step in dissemination and implementation research. In order for a population to obtain the benefits of an implemented evidence-based intervention, it must be sustained over time. Sustaining evidence-based TC programs will improve quality of life and reduce the massive healthcare costs incurred by tobacco-related illness.
The purpose of Public Health in ACTION (Appropriate Continuation of Tested Interventions) is to identity the extent to which cancer control mis-implementation occurs within health departments at the state level. Misimplementation refers to ending effective programs and policies or continuing ineffective ones. Greater attention to mis-implementation should lead to use of effective interventions and more efficient expenditure of resources, which in the long term, will lead to positive cancer outcomes.
The Alliance is a collaboration of major partners that provides direct resources in the St. Louis region. The purpose of this project is to design, test, and evaluate innovative approaches to optimize health status and advance racial equality. These approaches include targeting barriers to enrollment and participation to the CDC lifestyle change program, and promoting health system linkages to increase screening among patients and communication between different health providers.