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     Article on EBPH Jacobs JA, Jones e, Gabella BA, Spring B. Brownson RC.  Tools for implementing an evidence-based approach in public health practice.  Prev Chronic Dis 2012;9:110324. DOI:

PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question “What works?” in medical and health care.

The Partners mission is to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively. This project is a collaboration of government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. It includes a Public Health Information and Data tutorial.

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to: Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors. Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions, Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries. This site provides information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives. The National Library of Medicine and the Public Health Foundation staff have worked together to develop pre-formulated search strategies for selected Healthy People 2020 focus areas.
The Guide To Community Preventive Services: Systematic Review and Evidence Based Recommendations.
The National Library of Medicines portal to projects and databases of interest to health administration and public health practitioners.
The TRIP Database, the Internet's leading resources for Evidence-Based Medicine.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents.
The Cochrane Library. Evidence for healthcare decision-making
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The health services research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It includes the U.S. Preventive Task Force
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