Evidence-Based Public Health

Evidence-Based Public Health

Addressing Public Health Challenges in Your State: The Value of The Community Guide

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Dr. Shawna Mercer; December 9, 2011

Shawna Mercer is the Director of the Guide to Community Preventive Services, housed in the Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office, at the CDC. Her work focuses on expanding the evidence-base for public health practice and policymaking, learning how to build better bridges between research and program and policy, and understanding how to more effectively use participatory approaches to help translate knowledge into action.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how state policy makers can use The Guide to Community Preventive Services to establish evidence based policy
  • Identify relevant examples of use of The Community Guide to inform policy around Winnable Battle areas