Evidence-Based and Informed Interventions

Evidence-Based and Informed Interventions

Evidence-based interventions are practices or programs that have peer-reviewed, documented empirical evidence of effectiveness. Evidence-based interventions use a continuum of integrated policies, strategies, activities, and services whose effectiveness has been proven or informed by research and evaluation.

Evidence-informed practices use the best available research and practice knowledge to guide program design and implementation. This informed practice allows for innovation while incorporating the lessons learned from the existing research literature. Ideally, evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and practices should be responsive to cultural backgrounds, community values, and individual preferences.

The Collaborative Action Plans built by the Communities of Practice are grounded in evidence-based and informed interventions. Focusing on the science allows the sites to benefit from previous research and recommendations. The clear benefits of this approach include:

  • Success: Increases likelihood of a successful initiative
  • Resource Conservation: Increase cost-benefit by saving time and resources, including during planning and implementation phases
  • Value: When describing your program and sharing your plan with various partners
  • Evaluation Focus: Defines what to evaluate and where you are looking for impact

2020 American Institutes for Research https://healthysafechildren.org/topics/evidence-based-interventions

Children's Bureau (HHS), Child Welfare Information Gateway, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, & Center for the Study of Social Policy-Strengthening Families. (2011). Strengthening Families and Communities: 2011 Resource Guide. Retrieved February 11, 2011, from www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/guide2011/guide.pdf#page=17

Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs

The Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs website (formerly RTIPs) is a searchable database of evidence-based cancer control programs and is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to program materials.

Community Guide Findings for Cancer Prevention and Control

This website provides alphabetized lists of intervention approaches reviewed by the Community Preventive Services Task Force with summaries of the CPSTF findings for each intervention.

Evidence-Based and Informed Interventions (Combined PDF)

This guide combines the content of three guides that summarize the Community Guide and American Cancer Society recommendations for interventions to increase community demand for cancer screening and vaccination services related to the focus areas of breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and HPV vaccination. It covers interventions for increasing community demand, increasing provider delivery, and increasing community access to services by reducing patient costs and barriers.

Interventions to Increase Community Demand for Screening

This document summarizes the Community Guide and American Cancer Society recommendations for interventions to increase community demand for breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and HPV vaccination.

Interventions to Increase Provider Delivery of Services

This document summarizes the Community Guide and American Cancer Society recommendations for interventions to increase provider delivery of cancer screening and vaccination services for breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and HPV vaccination.

Interventions to Increase Community Access to Screening Services

This document summarizes the Community Guide and American Cancer Society recommendations for interventions to increase community access to cancer screening and vaccination services for breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, and HPV vaccination.