Book release: Evidence-based public health
Evidence-based public health is defined as the “Conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of communities and populations in the domain of health protection , disease prevention, health maintenance and improvement”. The aim of this book is to contribute to the use of scientific evidence in health promotion and disease prevention.
The process from development of a new public health intervention to dissemination in society is described on the basis of the international literature in the field. Evaluation methods are discussed concerning process, outcome and economics. The origins of implementation research , theories and models are presented. A number of current intervention studies in Sweden are described. Finally, challenges for the implementation of the concept of evidence-based public health in Sweden are discussed.
Target groups for the book are all who work with health promotion and are users of research, may it be students at candidate or master level, public health practitioners, staff at governmental authorities, decision makers , journalists or the public.