3 Evidence-based Public Health

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Evidence-based Public Health Richard Taylor, PhD, MPH Fall 2010
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Learning Objectives Explain the steps in evidence-based public health process. Describe a public health problem in terms of morbidity and mortality. Describe the public health approach to identify contributory causes of disease or other conditions and establish the efficacy of an intervention.
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Learning Objectives (cont.) Describe the process of grading evidence- based recommendations. Use an approach to identify options for intervention based on “when, who, and how.” Explain the role that evaluation plays in establishing effectiveness as part of evidence-based public health.
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Evidence-based Public Health I mplementation R ecommendations P roblem E tiology
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Describe a Health Problem What is the burden of disease in terms of morbidity and mortality and has it changed over time? Are there differences in the distribution of disease (person, place, time) and can these differences generate ideas or hypotheses about the disease’s etiology ? Are the differences or changes used to suggest group associations artifactual or real?
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Rates Incidence : measures the chances of individuals to develop a disease during a particular time period Prevalence : measures the proportion of individuals who have the disease at a point of time (or during a time period).
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This note was uploaded on 10/28/2010 for the course PHB 34567 taught by Professor Riegleman during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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