Information-Seeking Behaviors and Other Factors Contributing to Successful Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices in Local Health Departments

This article describes factors that contribute to successful implementation of public health science. Health departments that are successful in implementing evidence-based practices have strong relationships and good communication channels established with their academic partner(s). Implementation of evidence-based programs was most often related to high priority community needs and the availability of resources to address these needs.

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Cilenti, D., Brownson, R. C., Umble, K., Erwin, P. C., & Summers, R. (2012). Information-seeking behaviors and other factors contributing to successful implementation of evidence-based practices in local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 18(6), 571–576.