Evidence-based solutions are typically well researched and published in respected journals. Evidence does not necessarily mean that a solution will reduce or improve every community’s public health problems, however. Conversely, a lack of evidence does not necessarily mean that a solution will not work for a particular community or population. In each case, additional assessment might be needed to decide whether this solution is appropriate. A community health assessment can be used to find out whether, and how, an evidence-based solution might work in a community or for a particular population, and how that solution might need to be adapted.
For this week’s Discussion, consider the different criteria discussed in the Resources used to judge the relevancy of evidence-based solutions to public health problems. Use the Walden Library and the Resources to investigate and select one article related to an evidence-based solution to a public health problem. Consider how this evidence-based solution can be generalized to other populations or within several communities.
With these thoughts in mind: