Best Practice and Evidence-Based Resources
Other Public Health Organizations with Best Practice Databases
- 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 State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) Best Practices Project – 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.
- CityMatCH – toolkit for Best Practices related to policy development.
- Colorado Office of Interagency Prevention Systems Best Practices Database – provides information on best practices for prevention and intervention strategies, programs and interventions that improve child, youth and maternal health outcomes.
- Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center - Best Practices – links to the most current information and research on behavioral health and provides a 24/7 hotline to assist in finding treatment.
- National Association of County and City Health Official's (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 Governor's Association (NGA) 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 Instittue for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Promising Practices in Maternal & Child Health database – facilitates 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 (PPN) – provides online access to summaries of programs and practices that have been reviewed for quality and shown success in improving outcomes for children.
- SAMHSA's 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.
- Safe States Alliance Innovative Initiatives Program & Annual Award 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.
Evidence-Based Public Health Resources
- 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 – promotes the use of best practices in the improvement of education opportunities for children. They 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Coordinating Centre Library and Database – offers expertise to those seeking research evidence and undertaking systematic reviews. The center 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 Guideline Clearinghouse – a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The site also provides comparative analyses of guidelines on similar topics.
- National Resource Center for Youth Development – relies on their four core principles of youth development, collaboration, cultural competence and permanent connections to aid states and tribes in effectively meeting the needs of youth in child welfare systems.
- RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center – provides systematic reviews of scientific research evidence on health care and health policy, conducts research on the best practices for conducting systematic reviews and provides materials for patients and clinicians regarding health care decisions.
- Social Work Policy Institute (SWPI) Partnership to Promote Evidence-Based Practice – promotes the use of evidence-based mental health treatments in social work research and education.
- Strengthen the Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs - supports states in their development of strategies to promote the health and well-being of maternal and child health populations in the United States to facilitate transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant Program.
- 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.
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Links to MCH Information and Data
- The MCH Library provides accurate, timely information including the weekly newsletter MCH Alert, resource guides, full text publications, databases, and links to essential MCH resources.
- The Data Resource Center website allows you to view state specific performance measure data relating to child and adolescent health and children with special health care needs to create data tables, trend graphs etc. This site also has useful tools to help states use data to tell stories. To find out more about this great resource, visit the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI): http://www.childhealthdata.org/content/Default.aspx
- The Alaska Health Education Library Project has created tools and guidelines for evaluating public health programs which may be useful to your state. To find out more, visit: http://www.ahelp.org/Evaluation/Other.aspx
For more information about programs included in AMCHP’s Innovation Station database, contact Lynda Krisowaty. Please be sure to include the title of the program in the subject heading of your e-mail.