Implementing Evidence-based Practices

What are evidence-based practices?

Evidence-based practices are projects or programs that have already been developed and are proven to be effective. They have strong evaluation data to show their effectiveness, and are usually endorsed by a large, national organization such as the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or American Cancer Society.


Why should I implement evidence-based practices?

Implementing an evidence-based practice helps ensure that your program will be successful and that you will "get the biggest bang for your buck." They also increase your chances of receiving funding from various organizations, because most organizations want to know the projects they support will make a difference. Plus, there's no need to reinvent the wheel if someone else has already done the work for you.


Are there any resources to help me find and implement an evidence-based practice?

There are many resources on a variety of topics that will help you find and implement an evidence-based practice. Click on the links below to see resources on a specific topic*.

Data and Statistics Policy Planning Resources
Community Assessment Program Planning Resources
Resources to Find Evidence Evaluation Resources
Topic-specific Resources for Evidence  

*Resources identified through the "Putting Evidence into Action" Training Workshop held June 12-13, 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT presented by the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.



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