The purpose of this guide is to help policymakers, community health improvement planners and philanthropy find effective strategies to prevent health problems, decrease health disparities and control healthcare costs. The tools in this guide address three key questions:
- What is “evidence-based prevention”?
- What is the best way to find evidence-based strategies?
- What works to prevent Ohio’s greatest health challenges?
This policy brief defines “evidence-based prevention” and provides guidance on how to find the best-available sources of evidence for what works to prevent Ohio’s greatest health challenges.
Topic-specific evidence inventories and fact sheets
State policy options fact sheets
Each fact sheet briefly summarizes the outcomes and healthcare costs related to a specific health challenge. The fact sheets also identify prevention strategies that are most likely to improve health and decrease disparities based on the strongest-available evidence, describe the extent to which each strategy is currently being implemented in Ohio and offer policy options for implementing or expanding the strategies.
Evidence inventories compile reviews of prevention strategies for specific topics. The inventories provide a list of specific evidence-based strategies and indicate the strength of the research evidence and likely impact on health disparities for each strategy.
- State policy options fact sheet [coming soon]
- Evidence inventory
- Recommended sources of evidence to prevent Ohio’s greatest health challenges
- Evidence-based strategy selection worksheet
- Investing in what works: Evidence-based policy prescriptions to improve health value
- Evidence in action: A guide to selecting effective prevention strategies
Share the evidence inventories and fact sheets
We encourage you to share this guide widely with your community health improvement partners and other key decision makers. Full color hard copies of the fact sheets and inventories are available upon request. Fill out the form below to order copies.
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