Heartland Moves Community Interviews

Haertland Moves Interviews

We spoke to 62 adults living in rural southeast Missouri about their resources for physical activity, their motivation, and the ways they like to exercise. These phone calls were recorded transcribed and qualitatively analyzed. Here is what we found. 


Preliminary results from the Public Health in the Appropriate Continuation of Tested Interventions (PH-ACTION) National Survey

Preliminary resulst from PH-ACTION National Survey

More needs to be understood about how state health departments make program decisions and what factors play into that decision-making. The purpose of this survey is to assess to what degree effective and ineffective public health programs are being continued or discontinued at the state level and how these decisions are affected by different factors.


Putting Evidence to Work For Health: How Health Departments Can Encourage Evidence-Based Decision Making

Putting Evidence to Work for Health

Our project started in 2012 to learn concrete ways in which state health departments and researchers can support staff and partners in practicing EBDM. This report is a summary of how we worked with 12 state health departments over the last four years, what we learned, and what we recommend for action steps.


AIM Local Health: National Survey Summary Infographic

Chronic Disease Control in Local Health Departments (pdf)

From Aug.-Sept. 2017, researchers from the PRC-StL administered a survey of public health practitioners leading chronic disease control from local health departments (LHDs) across the United States to obtain a national picture of local-level views on and use of evidence-based programs for chronic disease control, and skills and supports for evidence-based practices. This infographic summarizes the findings.


Local Health Directors’ & Practitioners’ Views of Use of Evidence-based Chronic Disease Control

Views on Use of Evidence-Based Chronic Disease Control

In Jan.-Apr. 2017, researchers from the PRC-StL conducted phone interviews with local health directors and practitioners from local health departments (LHDs) in Missouri to understand factors supporting or hindering use of evidence-based chronic disease control. This infographic summarizes the findings.


Healthy Hillman Infographic

Healthy Hillman Expansion Evaluation Project Results (pdf)

Researchers at the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis conducted a “natural experiment,” to explore the impact of building design before and after the occupation of a new academic building through the Building Expansion Evaluation Project. This infographic summarizes the results from this study.


You Bike. You Walk. You Count.

Infographic on walking or biking (pdf)

From 2012-2014, volunteers counted people walking and riding bicycles at intersections in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. This was prepared for Great Rivers Greenway.


Promoting Walking & Cycling to School

Promoting Walking & Biking to School (pdf

Researchers studied nine elementary school walking and cycling programs, also known as active transport (ATS) initiatives. Two different aspects of policy influence were found: policy actions and policy influences.


A-EBPs: An Overview

Adminisrative Evidence-Based Practices overview (pdf)

This brief provides an overview of Administrative Evidence-Based Practices (A-EBPs) and the need for including them in public health.


Workforce Development

Workforce Development (pdf)

This brief provides information on workplace development including administrative practices, core competencies, tools, and resources.


Financial Practices

Financial Practices (pdf)

This brief provides information on financial practices including allocating resources, obtaining funding, and outcomes-based contracting.


Enhancing Leadership

Enhancing Leadership (pdf)

This brief provides information on enhancing leadership, including values and expectations to promote participatory decision making.


Organizational Culture

Organizational Culture (pdf)

This brief provides information on organizational culture, including tips on innovation, accessing information, and collaboration.


Relationships and Partnerships

Relationships and Partnerships (pdf)

This brief is about relationships and partnerships, including building inter-organizational partnerships and establishing clear visions.


Open Streets Policy Brief Example


Open Streets Policy Brief Template