If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.*

 

Public Health Headlines

School Intervention Trial Reduces High Sugar Beverage Consumption in Appalachia Journal of School Health, 84(3), March 2014 

Declines in student obesity prevalence associated with a prevention initiative Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2/21/2014 

California lawmaker proposes warning labels for sugary drinks Reuters 2/13/2014

Overweight entering kindergarten best predictor of incident obesity in ages 5-14 The New England Journal of Medicine 1/30/2014

US households food choices not comparable with USDA food plan recommendations USDA 1/20/2014 [Link to USDA's Amber Waves publication]

Risk factors related to childhood obesity University of Illinois 1/15/2014

50th anniversary of Surgeon Generals Report on Smoking American Public Health Association 1/9/2014

CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report United States, 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 11/22/2013 [Click here for the PDF version]

Day before Thanksgiving (nicknamed Black Wednesday) is one of the top drunk driving nights of the year Division of Emergency Services at Loyola University Health System 11/16/2013

New Guidelines for Assessing Physical Activity Circulation 10/14/2013

Mexico, with largest obesity rate, raises soda prices to fight trend United Nations and World Health Organization 9/23/2013 [United Nations report] [WHO report]

Vital Signs publication from CDC - Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 9/6/2013 [Click here for the publication]

"Tips From Former Smokers" Campaign Lancet article discussion conference call Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 9/5/2013 [Click here for an overview of the campaign]                

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Increase in E-cigarette use among U.S. middle and high school students Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 9/5/2013

Obesitys impact high on US mortality - kills one in five Americans Association of Schools of Public Health 8/23/2013 [Online at American Journal of Public Health]

Breastfeeding rates are on the rise in United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 7/31/2013

Americans experiencing poor health outcomes compared to other wealthy countries NewScientist 7/15/2013

US Health advances since 1990, but ranking did not JAMA 7/10/2013

Obesity rate in Mexico surpasses United States United Nations 7/10/2013 [Study done by United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization]

AMA declares obesity a disease American Medical Association 6/26/2013

Health Promotion and the State: NEJM Perspective Roundtable The New England Journal of Medicine 6/20/2013

CT Scans in children may be causing 5,000 US cancers JAMA Pediatrics 6/10/2013

State and District Policies Reduce Sugar and Fat in School Food and Beverage Environments JAMA Pediatrics 6/10/2013

Fast-Food Chains Near Urban Schools Affect Blacks And Hispanics More Than Other Ethnicities Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 5/30/2013

House bill that would force HHS to prescribe exercise guidelines for all Americans The Hill 5/28/2013

Percentage of Daily Calories Consumed from Fast Food Declining in Adults Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 5/24/2013

Family structure affects child obesity Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk 5/22/2013

Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity Journal of Health Economics 5/20/2013

Online Health Info Needs Lower Readability Level for Average American JAMA 5/20/2013 [Click here for a synopsis of the article]

People choose larger portions of healthy' foods International Journal of Obesity 5/7/2013

Suicides now exceed auto deaths in US Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 5/3/2013

Childhood Obesity Is Associated With Increased Risk of Most Lower Extremity Fractures Pediatrics April 2013

For past milestones by topic, see chapters of Community &  Population Health , and search on previous headlines (1999-2013 chronology).

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-- The PRECEDE-PROCEED model for health program planning and evaluation (Check PRECEDE-PROCEED on Wikipedia)

-- Community and Population Health, 8th Edition textbook

-- Health Program Planning, An Educational and Ecological Approach, 4th Ed. textbook. See new Preface, references, endnotes, and graphics for 4th edition, 2005 (now available from McGraw-Hill, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble).

-- Precede-Proceed Model from the Encyclopedia of Public Health

-- Bibliography and Links to Abstracts of over 1000 Published Applications of the Precede-Proceed Model

-- The Guidelines for Participatory Research

-- The Measure of Patient Adherence to Medical Regimens

-- The Manual for Measurement of Socioeconomic Status in Health Studies

 

-- Access to Public Health E-Newsletters

 

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Please click here for Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award winning articles published in Health Education & Behavior

 

 

Click on the image above for announcement on Institute of Medicines recent report, Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts

     

Institute of Medicines recent report, An Integrated Framework for Assessing the Value of Community-Based Prevention

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 The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is a collection of all the evidence-based findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force. It can help you make decisions by providing information on community preventive services programs and policies that have been shown to work, and how they may fit the needs of your community. 

 

We have several exciting announcements regarding our Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure topic area.

 

 

What's New in this website and beyond?

In addition to the bibliography of articles and books applying the PRECEDE model or the PRECEDE-PROCEED process of planning and evaluation, an electronic copy of a bibliography with annotations and/or abstracts of the articles and books is available by e-mail attachment as a Word.doc file by writing to Seena Nair <precede.proceed@gmail.com>. This bibliography has been compiled by Lawrence Green over more than three decades since the earliest publication of the model in 1973, serving as a searchable reference file rewriting the successive revisions of the model in the four editions of the book describing the model.

New open access online Journal of Participatory Medicine. Inaugural issue with article on evidence needed in participatory approaches and the issues of internal vs. external validity and Impact Factor ratings of journals.

 

*Click here (and scroll to p. 15) for our perspective on the banner quotation concerning practice-based evidence, which expresses the theme of this website. On the issue of generalizability of research,  go to American Journal of Health Behavior article based on American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate address.

 

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This Site was launched in 1999 at the University of British Columbia with the assistance of Chris Wyatt, and updated through the summer of 2003 with the assistance of Xanthia Berry, Graduate Research Assistant, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health. In late 2003, Lawrence W. Green (LWGreen@comcast.net) began attempting to adapt and maintain the site without such competent assistance, and moved its home to San Francisco in September 2004. Since 2010, it has been maintained and continuously updated and expanded by Seena Nair, MPH.