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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Figure 1. Components of Evidence-Based Decision-Making