michigan informatics



It is important in decision-making, policy development, and the establishment of new programs to improve public health that these initiatives be supported by scientific evidence. Evidence-based practice is based on evaluation research that highlights interventions that have been found to be effective. It provides an opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the available resources and techniques for searching and finding research to support best evidence in the field of public health.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn strategies for effective retrieval of evidence-based public health resources
  • Identify Web-based resources that support best evidence research and practice.

Supported Competencies

Reference: Developed by The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

  • Analytic/Assessment Skills
    • Identifies relevant and appropriate data and information sources
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Collects, summarizes, and interprets information relevant to an issue
  • Basic Public Health Sciences Skills
    • Identifies and retrieves current relevant scientific evidence