Evidence-Based Public Health

Evidence-Based Public Health

ASTHO seeks to integrate evidence-based public health practices in all its work. Evidence-based interventions lead to more successful programs and policies, greater workforce productivity and better use of resources.

About ASTHO's Work in Evidence-Based Public Health

For over ten years, ASTHO has collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote evidence-based public health, particularly through adoption of the Task Force recommendations in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to form state health policy. The Community Guide offers recommendations for public health interventions based on the strength of evidence as determined by the scientific systematic review process of an expert Task Force. Follow this link to access News and Resources from The Community Guide.

State Success Stories

Read about successful implementation of The Community Guide's recommendations at the state level on our State Success Stories page.

Tools for State and Territorial Health Officials

Winnable Battles and The Community Guide
A crosswalk between the CDC Winnable Battles and Community Guide Task Force recommendations.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommendation for immunization information systems to increase vaccination rates and the systematic review on which it was based were published in the May issue of the Journal of Public Health Management Practice (JPHMP) and are now available online:

Key Initiatives in Evidence-Based Public Health

Additional organizations working to advance evidence-based public health.