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Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Public Health

Evidence-based decision-making is the process of seeking out and using the best available research data, in conjunction with practitioner expertise and community preferences, to make decisions about a program, policy, or practice. Using evidence-based decision-making is especially important in public health to ensure that interventions are effective, reach the targeted population, and align with available resources.


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Factors in Evidence-Based Public Health

Evidence-Based Decision Making in center- evidence, community, & practitioner

Figure 1. Components of Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Becker LA, Rech CR, Reis RS, Becker LA, Rech CR, Reis RS. Evidence-based public health: concepts, principles and applications to promote physical activity in the Brazilian context. Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria & Desempenho Humano. 2019;21. doi: 10.5007/1980-0037.2019v21e56303
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