Evidence-Based Public Health
Evidence-based is the infrastructure of the work that we do in public health. The South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion was selected to participate in a multi-year project conducted by the Prevention Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. This project includes application of evidence-based public health knowledge in chronic disease program management, dissemination of information through training and other means, and an evaluation of the dissemination strategies.
As a part of this opportunity the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and a select group of chronic disease partners participated in a three and a half day training entitled Evidence-Based Public Health: A Course in Chronic Disease in March 2014. The course was led by Dr. Ross Brownson, Ph.D. professor epidemiology at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is the co-director of the Prevention Resource Center, author of Evidence-Based Public Health and a leader in the field of public health.
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