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Title:
Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs
Author:
Jackson, Catherine A., 1952-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1998.
Physical Description:
xv, 85 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Prepared for the Main Line Health System."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1380 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780833025739
Format :
Book

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Central Library RA425 .J32 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

A literature review was conducted to ascertain what types of evidence concerning community-based health program effectiveness and costs were available. Focus groups and telephone interviews were conducted with persons involved in community-based health program funding decisions to learn how decisions were made and what types of information were used to support those decisions.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Summaryp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 An Evidence-Based Approach to Decisionmaking for Community Health Interventionsp. 3
Chapter 3 Is There Enough Evidence to Support an Evidence-Based Approach?p. 9
Chapter 4 The View from Health Care Systems and Funders: Focus Groupsp. 19
Chapter 5 The View from Health Care Systems and Funders: Telephone Interviewsp. 29
Chapter 6 Toward an Evidence-Based Approach to Community Health Interventionsp. 41
Appendix A Literature Identifiedp. 47
Appendix B Focus Group Protocol: Fundersp. 71
Appendix C Telephone Interviews: Suggested Questions for Health Systemsp. 77
Referencesp. 81

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