Evidence-based programs are those that have been rigorously tested in controlled settings, proven effective, and translated into practical models that are widely available. Evidence-informed programs, or practice-based evidence, uses the best available information, research and practice knowledge to guide program design and implementation. Ideally, evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions should be responsive to cultural backgrounds, community values and individual preferences. How do you know if you are using an evidence-based/informed program? What are the advantages of using such a program? How can you make an existing practice, or something you have been doing into something that is evidence-based or evidence-informed? Watch this webinar archive to hear from two experts who can help answer your questions about using evidence-based interventions.
Lynda Krisowaty of AMCHP provided a brief overview of implementation science/evidence-based decision making, introduced AMCHP’s Innovation Station and related resources such as the implementation toolkits and explained key considerations for adaptation and quality improvement activities. Sarah Bacon of CDC discussed evidence-based interventions from the vantage of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Her presentation included the best available evidence for prevention of ACEs, the evolving conversation around defining and measuring ACEs, and ACEs health consequences and their impact. Ms. Bacon also provided additional implementation supports and resources to help injury prevention practitioners ensure that science is translated into action. Bekah Thomas of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health moderated this webinar.