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


Public Health Headlines

Why Older People Managed to Stay Happier Through the Pandemic The New York Times 3/12/2021

APHA announces the 2016 winners of their prestigious national awards, recognizing individuals for their leadership, innovation and excellence in public health. This year’s APHA award winners included Lawrence Green for the Sedgwick Award. 9/27/2016

National Institutes of Health resources on pediatric palliative care National Institutes of Health 5/3/2016

Revisiting Precede–Proceed: paper examining the model’s theoretical underpinnings, history, and influence on the field of health promotion. Health Education Journal published 12/31/2015

UCSF features a video for parents to wean children from sugary drinks to water in English & Spanish

Flu Season is Upon Us - Resources provided by http://publichealthcorps.org/ 

Eliseo Perez-Stable of UCSF appointment as the Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Institutes of Health (NIH) 4/28/2015

Obama 2016 health budget cuts and increases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Holiday Health & Safety Tips from CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information on Ebola Virus and updated information on the outbreak Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  

Advancement in development of Ebola vaccine U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 10/16/2014

Fruit consumption increase in children 2003-2010 MMWR 8/8/2014

The Growth of Farmers’ Markets USDA 8/5/2014

New study finds waistlines of U.S. kids seem to be holding steady Pediatrics published online 7/21/2014

CDC Closes Anthrax And Flu Labs After Accidents Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 7/11/2014 [Click here for the PDF version of the complete report]

Tobacco industry’s history of interest in “pot” business Milbank Quarterly June 2014

Being Physically Fit May Boost School Grades The Journal of Pediatrics 6/19/2014

EPA proposes new standards to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants United States Environmental Protection Agency 6/2/2014

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 General’s 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

Obesity’s 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]

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

A resource for instructors, students, health practitioners, and researchers using:

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

Please click on the YouTube link for a video that provides a succinct statement of our masthead slogan, "If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence."

As of about 8 months after its publication, the following citation by Christine M. Porter (2015) - https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896915619645 comprising of commentary on the 4th edition of the PRECEDE-PROCEED book has had over 11,610 reads on ResearchGate, with ‘research interest’ higher than 98% of items on that platform, plus about 7000 downloads/reads via the journal, according to their metrics, suggest that professors were assigning this review

Dean’s Speakers Series
Innovators, Changemakers and Arc Benders: Community-Based Participatory Research (YouTube video)
UC Berkeley School of Public Health's inaugural event, featuring the School’s most illustrious faculty, alumni, and friends working in the field of CBPR. Hosted by the Dean

-- Community and Population Health, 8th Edition textbook - Chapter Websites Not being Updated

-- 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 Model

-- Bibliography and Links to Published Abstracts that guides reader on "HOW TO APPLY" the Model

-- Bibliography and Links to citations on "Practice-based Evidence"

-- The Guidelines for Participatory Research

-- The Measure of Patient Adherence to Medical Regimens

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


-- Applications of coding schema for ecological approaches


-- Access to Videos or Slides from some of Lawrence Green’s presentations 


-- Postdoctoral Fellowships



Click here for the articles published in Health Education & Behavior that received the “Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award” each year since 1995


An annual Summer Training Institute on Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health has been hosted in recent years by UCSF (in San Jose), Washington University (St Louis), Harvard (Waltham) and this year by the VA and UCLA (in Pasadena). For more information about the training institute: TIDIRH 2015. This link will take you to a description of the training, and an article describing the rationale and experience of the several annual institutes. 



Special issue of Health Education & Behavior, Vol. 42, Suppl. 1, April 2015 - "The Evidence for Policy and Environmental Approaches to Promoting Health."

Link to the free full-text (open source) articles - http://heb.sagepub.com/ content/42/1_suppl.toc 

Link to press release for the issue - http://sophe.org/sophe_logos/HEBApril2015supplement.cfm 



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


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

For content matter & download/purchase instructions, click here

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.

  • The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) released three new evidence-based recommendations about:
    --- Increasing the Unit Price of Tobacco Products
    --- Mass-Reach Health Communication Interventions
    --- Smoke-Free Policies

  • Additional information is now available for two previous Task Force recommendations:
    --- Quitline Interventions
    --- Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Evidence-Based Tobacco Cessation Treatments

  • Pages related to the Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure topic area on The Community Guide website were restructured to make all related Task Force findings and recommendations accessible from one main topic page

  • The “2014-2015 Community Preventive Services Task Force Annual Report to Congress, Federal Agencies and Prevention Stakeholders, including a Special Update on Recommendations to Prevent Cancers” was disseminated as a “Did You Know (DYK)?” announcement with the Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). DYK communicates usable, actionable information in a quick, simple format to inform state, tribal, local, and territorial health officials, and anyone who subscribes, about a broad range of topics. It is also the most popular syndicated web content at CDC and was viewed more than 1,000,000 times on partner websites in 2014.



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 for an abstract of the article based on American Academy of Health Behavior Research Laureate address.


Click on book covers below for details about each:





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New: Endnotes for PRECEDE-PROCEED, 4th ed.  New issues of journals, books, and other new information: What's New. For a blog on science to practice issues.

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 Last Updated on 7/18/2021

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.