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lead-assessing-capacity

The Sustainability Framework, which includes 8 domains, is a useful tool for assessing public health program capacity for sustainability among local health departments.

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importance-of-sci-resources

There should be a clearer understanding of decision making patterns in Local Health Departments, particularly those that are based on scientific information.

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capacity-building-for-ebdmThis study tested local-level evidence-based decision making (EBDM) capacity-building efforts. It demonstrates the potential for improving EBDM capacity, while allowing for tailoring of strategies.

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implementing-a-ebpsAdministrative evidence based practices (A-EBPs) have been shown to be effective in boosting performance and contributing to accreditation efforts, ultimately leading to improved population health.

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mis-implementationMis-implementation refers to ending effective programs or continuing ineffective programs. Understanding the reasons for mis-implementation can help practitioners use resources wisely.

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information-seekingUse of scientific evidence aids in creating the best health and economic return on investments. This brief describes information seeking practices among state health department chronic disease prevention staff.

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healthcare-collaborationCollaboration between public health (PH) and health care systems can improve health through greater integration of services. The objective of this study was to explore current public health and health care activities among U.S. state public health department (SHD) staff.

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training-needs-supportsThis brief describes training needs in evidence-based decision making (EBDM) at the national level based on competency gaps reported by state health department (SHD) and local health department (LHD) staff in four national surveys between 2008 – 2013.

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lessons-briefCollaborative groups are integral in health promotion and disease prevention and use varied approaches to address complex health conditions within community settings. This brief explores collaborative efforts to promote active living.

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cradock-briefCardiorespiratory fitness, which has been associated with academic performance during childhood and adolescence, can be a benefit of school physical education (PE) programs. This brief explores the roles and strategies of state organizations.

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goins-briefPublic health authorities recommend policies affecting the built environment as sustainable approaches for promoting physical activity. Understanding barriers to consideration of physical activity that municipal officials report can help target policy change efforts.

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moreland-russell-briefComplete Streets policies guide planning in communities by making the transportation system accommodating to all users—cars, pedestrians, bicyclists and those using public transportation. This brief explores which factors affect Complete Streets policy adoption.

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npap-briefCoalitions are forming to meet the demands associated with policy, systems, and environmental change necessary to increase population levels of physical activity. Factors related to why an organization commits to a coalition may help explain coalition success or failure.

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