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Evidence-Based Public Health

Ross C. Brownson, Elizabeth A. Baker, Terry L. Left, Kathleen N. Gillespie, and William R. True


This second edition of this text returns to the question: How much of our work in public health is evidence based? The exact answer to that question can never be known, however, the answer would certainly include the words “not enough”. Public health has successfully addressed many challenges. Programs and policies have been implemented and, in some cases, positive results have been reported that show improvements in population health. Yet some populations still suffer health disparities and social inequalities. This leads us to questions such as: Are there ways to take the lessons learned fro ... More

Keywords: health disparities, social inequalities, political will, evidence-based approaches, causality, community assessment, intervention options, action plan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195397895
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195397895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross C. Brownson, author

Elizabeth A. Baker, author

Terry L. Left, author