The CDC Division of Violence Prevention released Select, Adapt, Evaluate! How to Use Essential Elements to Inform Your Prevention Approaches in August. The tool helps state and local partner with the implementation of prevention approaches based on the best available evidence.
Because each community and state is unique, practitioners must decide how to balance the benefits of certain prevention programs with the reality of their local contexts. This tool was developed to support this important decision-making process. Select, Adapt, and Evaluate! explains how evidence-informed approaches work and suggests ways to effectively select, deliver, adapt, and evaluate evidence-based programs, or promising or emerging approaches.