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Evidence-Based Population Health Interventions
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Many local public health authorities are pursuing accreditation through the Public Health Advisory Board. Public health accreditation requires health departments to complete a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Similarly, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), local mental health authorities and nonprofit hospitals also have requirements to complete CHAs and CHIPs. Find CHA/CHIP resources.
 
CHIPs include strategies the community will implement in order to address needs identified in the CHA. In order to have the greatest impact, local public health authorities, CCOs and others can implement evidence-based practices for each health issue identified in the CHA. An evidence-based practice is one that is based in research and has proven to be effective.
 
National resources for evidence-based practices include the Community Guide to Preventive Services and the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
 

Evidence-based practices (by health topic)  

Adolescent Health
 
Asthma
 
Behavioral Health
 
Diabetes
 
Heart Disease and Stroke
 
HIV/AIDS
 
Immunizations
 
Injury and Violence Prevention
 
Maternal and Child Health
 
Obesity
 
Reproductive Health and Family Planning
 
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
 
Tobacco
 
Tuberculosis
 
Viral Hepatitis
 
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