Essential Service 10 – Research for New Insights

Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

AHRQ Evidence Based Practice Center

Alphabetic index of evidence reports on health care and public health topics.

Public Health Partners Website

Easy to use website that searches for latest research or evidence-based strategies to help you achieve Healthy People 2010 objectives.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services, The Task Force on Community Preventive Services

National evidence-based public health guidelines The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) serves as a filter for scientific literature on specific health problems that can be large, inconsistent, uneven in quality, and even inaccessible. The Community Guide summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. The Task Force on Community Preventive Services makes recommendations for the use of various interventions based on the evidence gathered in the rigorous and systematic scientific reviews of published studies conducted by the review teams of the Community Guide. The findings from the reviews are published in peer-reviewed journals and also made available on this Internet website.

Public Health Program Evaluation

This information is part of the Healthy People 2010 Toolkit and is intended to assist individuals in identifying different types of health measures for their community or state health plan.

Public Health Research

CDC has a public trust to use research dollars where they will have the maximum impact on public health. Good management of research involves three key steps: (1) Identification of research priorities. (2) Translation of these priorities into a balanced portfolio of intramural and extramural research. (3) Evaluation of research programs and outcomes. In addition, a fourth step is implied, i.e. the incorporation of lessons learned from evaluation into future prioritization and research. The CDC Office of Public Health Research (OPHR) facilitates research prioritization, planning, and evaluation across both intramural and extramural programs; and ensures the CDC research portfolio is designed for maximum impact on public health and is achieving the desired ends.

Evidence-Based Practice for Public Health

Evidence-based practice for public health involves using the best available evidence to make informed public health practice decisions. This website provides free online access to evidence-based public health (EBPH) resources, journals and databases. The resources are arranged along a pathway of evidence to allow public health practitioners to easily find and use the best evidence to develop and implement effective interventions, programs, and policies.