Public Health: Evidence based public health and systematic reviews

What is evidence-based public health?

"Evidence-based public health is defined as the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective programs and policies in public health through application of principles of scientific reasoning, including systematic uses of data and information systems, and appropriate use of behavioral science theory and program planning models."

From Brownson, R. C., Baker, E. A., Leet, Gillespie, K. N. (Eds.) (2003). Evidence-based public health. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Healthy People 2020 PubMed topics

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries, or HP2020 SEQs. HP2020 SEQs are pre-formulated PubMed search strategies to find published literature to support achieving Healthy People 2020 objectives. Presently there are 30 topic areas ranging from access to health services to vision

Most of the HP2020 SEQs search strategies have been limited by date to the most recent five years to provide the most current information relating to HP2020 topics, and to return a manageable number of citations. 

Systematic reviews

Subjects: Public Health
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