Resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality EBP Report Database the Evidence-Based Practice Centers (EPC) Program awards five-year contracts to institutions to serve as EPCs. Awardees review, assess, and report on clinical, behavioral, and organizational and financing topics within scientific literature.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare Innovations Exchange helps to improve health care quality and reduce disparities through evidence-based innovations.

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Best Practices collects, reviews, and disseminates emerging, promising and best practices from public health programs across the United States so that effective models can be shared and replicated among the MCH community.

  • Innovation Station an online, searchable database of emerging, promising and best practices in maternal and child health, as well as a list of recommended evidence-based resources.

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Best Practices Approach provides an online resource for best practice approaches in order to assist state and community oral health programs build promising practices in the context of their environment.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Evidence-Based Public Health Resource Center is committed to sharing evidence-based practice in public health for more successful programs and policies, greater productivity and better outcomes.

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) provides child welfare professionals with access to information about related programs in the state of California, as well as the research evidence for programs in practice.

The Campbell Collaboration this research network aids institutions and professionals in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development through preparation and dissemination of systematic reviews. 

The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education mission is to promote the use of best practices in the improvement of education opportunities for children. They serve as a resource to produce and disseminate information based on the recommended practices established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Center for Evidence-Based Practices located at Case Western University, provides consulting, training and evaluation for institutions implementing innovations to improve outcomes in the field of mental health.

Child Trends Lifecourse Interventions to Nurture Kids Successfully (LINKS) Synthesis an online resource based on experimentally evaluated programs under the topics of program population, program outcome and program approach.

CityMatCH working to strengthen MCH programs and leaders in urban communities in their commitment to improve the health of urban women, families, and communities. Visit their website for a list of promising/best practices.

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy a nonprofit organization that closely reviews all program evaluations within all areas of social policy in order to assist officials in determining those that are most promising.

The Cochrane Collaboration through its membership, the nonprofit organization connects more than 28,000 contributors across more than 100 countries and provides the most up to date information regarding the effects of readily available health care worldwide.

Colorado Office of Interagency Prevention Systems Best Practices Database is dedicated to assisting communities and programs in implementing interventions based on research evidence in order to best serve the needs of children and youth. Their online database provides information on best practices for prevention and intervention strategies, programs and interventions that improve child, youth and maternal health outcomes.

The Community Guide   a free resource to help public health professionals choose programs and policies that best fit their community needs in the improvement of health and the prevention of disease.

Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre Library and Database offers expertise to those seeking research evidence and undertaking systematic reviews. The centre supports the use of evidence in policy and practice through their systematic reviews and development of review methods in social science and public policy.

Evidence-Based Practice & Policy Online Resource Training Center provides training materials and related resources to promote evidence-based practice and policy in social work and help professionals create and implement interventions based on the best available research.

The Finance Project Promising Practice Catalog an online resource that provides a searchable database of 1,053 promising programs, initiatives, and practices committed to the improvement in the futures of children, families, and communities.

Health Evidence: Helping Public Health Use Best Evidence in Practice this searchable, online database provides access to 3,128 systematic reviews of effective public health interventions. Their consultation service helps organizations and professionals to understand the evidence and apply it to interventions and programs.

Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries an online database provides visitors with reviews on public health interventions in order to reach the goals of Healthy People 2020.

Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center links to the most current information and research on behavioral health and provides a 24/7 hotline to assist in finding treatment.

Konopka Institute for Best Practices in Adolescent Health supports best practices in the implementation of adolescent focused programs and policies. In their commitment, the institute provides information, programs, and policy support to the youth-serving community at both the state and local level.

Lippinscott’s Nursing Solutions provides guidance and models to help implement evidence-based practices in your organization in order to determine the best care for patients.

MCH Navigator – a learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families.

  • Webinar: Effectiveness Matters: Using Evidence-based Programs – Dr. Daniel Perkins discusses the importance of accurately implementing evidence-based programs. He begins by defining evidence-based programs and highlighting the significance of randomized control trials, and then continues by conducting cost-benefit analyses for several social programs.
  • Webinar: Capacity Building Webinar #2: Steering Your Public Health Program to Success with Process & Outcome Evaluation – Thomas Chapel, MA, MBA, explains how to use a Logic Model to give a complete description of the program and provides an interactive case study of the “Making Outcomes More Successful” (M.O.M.S.) program. This module reviews the basic tenants of evidence-based public health. It includes a review of the value of evidence-based public health in improving public health outcomes, using an example of a diabetes prevention program.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Model Practice Database provides access to models and reviews of promising practices, with the ability to search by year, category, type and state.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Evidence-based Interventions an online database provides access to interventions that have shown success in the prevention of teen and unplanned pregnancy through risk behavior change.

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices a research and development firm directly serving the nation’s governors. They develop innovative solutions based on research evidence to address public policy challenges.

National Resource Center for Youth Development relies on their four core principles of youth development, collaboration, cultural competence and permanent connections aid states and tribes in effectively meeting the needs of youth in child welfare systems.

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Promising Practices in Maternal & Child Health Programfacilitates collaboration between health plans and MCH stakeholders to promote the implementation of promising practices in program replication and building.

Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) the OAH database provides HHS program models for best practices in teen pregnancy prevention and allows targeted searches by population, age, and more.

Promising Practices Network: Programs that Work provides online access to summaries of programs and practices that have been reviewed for quality and shown success in improving outcomes for children.

RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center serves as a resource for the health care community and provides systematic reviews of scientific research evidence on health care and health policy. The center additionally conducts research on the best practices for conducting systematic reviews and provides materials for patients and clinicians regarding health care decisions.

Safe States Alliance Innovative Initiatives Program is a project highlighting the successful injury and violence prevention programs of alliance members. Through the alliance, members educate policy officials and the general public about injury and violence prevention programs, illustrate the importance and value of such programs, and serve as encouraging examples for communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices an online registry of nearly 300 public health interventions committed to evidence-based practices. Participation and enrollment connects members to programs that best fit their communities and provides guidance in implementation.

Social Work Policy Institute  (SWPI) Partnership to Promote Evidence-Based Practice this online resource promotes the use of evidence-based mental health treatments in social work research and education. The website provides tools to help identify EBPs, a list of qualified resources and a database of existing partnerships.

Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) an online clinical search tool that helps users find the most high quality and evidence-based research for their practice or organization.

UMASS Medical: Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health an online resource provides guidelines for evidence-based practices and systematic reviews in order to help you find and implement the best practices for your public health intervention.

UNAIDS Summary Booklet of Best Practices a booklet that describes best practices and their use and success in AIDS prevention programs globally.