WISH Module 4: Developing Evidence-Based Programs
Length: 20 minutes
This training provides an overview of evidence-based practices and policies in the context of women's health and how they drive program improvements and lead to better health outcomes. It is the fourth training in a six-part series designed for those public health and/or mental health professionals who oversee health programs and services for adolescent girls and women of reproductive age. It is strongly recommended that users complete the modules in the series in sequence. To see a complete listing for the series go here.
The Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series training series focuses on key components of an integrated approach to promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the child-bearing years. This training series arose from the need for practice-based tools that advance multi-disciplinary partnership, community engagement and using evidence-based approaches grounded in proven theoretical models.
|Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) is a training grant funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the Bureau of Health Professions in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is a partnership among the NC Institute for Public Health and the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the UNC School of Medicine. The project focuses on promoting integrative community approaches to optimize mental and physical health among adolescents and women of reproductive age.|
These learning modules are applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals interested in public health preparedness. These modules are created by faculty and guest lecturers at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
- Define evidence-based practices and policies and its potential impact on public health programs
- Define levels of evidence
- Describe two sources of evidence-based practices and policies
- Describe the role of policy in improving integration of care and enabling people to lead healthy lives
- Identify mechanisms for monitoring and evaluating programs and policies
Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed
This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions as noted below. (Please note: The following training does not provide comprehensive or in-depth treatment of specified competencies or capability functions, it provides basic knowledge of the competencies or capability functions listed below.)
|Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals|
|4) Uses methods and instruments for collecting valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data (1: Analytic/Assessment Skills)|
|5) Uses decision analysis for policy development and program planning (2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills)|
References and resources are listed at: http://oce.sph.unc.edu/wish/orientation/module4/m4resources&references.htm
Monique C. Bethell, Ph.D
UNC CPHP Reviewer:
Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH
Subject Matter Expert Reviewer:
Monique C. Bethell, Ph.D
CTG Health Disparities Coordinator
Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section
NC Division of Public Health
Karen J. Luken, MSRA
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)
Connie Renz, MSW
Director, Horizons Program
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
UNC School of Medicine
Kathleen Rounds, MSW, MPH, PHD
Professor, Chair of Doctoral Program
UNC School of Social Work
The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Continuing Education Credit:
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers the following continuing education credit/s on this training. Eligibility for all continuing education credit is determined on an annual basis.
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