Evidence-Based/Informed Interventions and How They Can Improve Our Work
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Evidence-based programs are those that have been rigorously tested in controlled settings, proven effective, and translated into practical models that are widely available. Evidence-informed programs, or practice-based evidence, uses the best available information, research and practice knowledge to guide program design and implementation. Ideally, evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions should be responsive to cultural backgrounds, community values and individual preferences. How do you know if you are using an evidence-based/informed program? What are the advantages of using such a program? How can you make an existing practice, or something you have been doing into something that is evidence-based or evidence-informed? Join us on this webinar to hear from two experts who can help answer your questions about using evidence-based interventions.
Lynda Krisowaty of AMCHP will provide a brief overview of implementation science/evidence-based decision making, introduce AMCHP’s Innovation Station and related resources such as the implementation toolkits and explain key considerations for adaptation and quality improvement activities. Sarah Bacon of CDC will discuss evidence-based interventions from the vantage of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Her presentation will include the best available evidence for prevention of ACEs, the evolving conversation around defining and measuring ACEs, and ACEs health consequences and their impact. Ms. Bacon will also provide additional implementation supports and resources to help injury prevention practitioners ensure that science is translated into action. Bekah Thomas of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will moderate this webinar.
Please note that we are unable to provide CEUs or certificates for our webinars.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Sarah Bacon, PhD, is Senior Advisor on Adverse Childhood Experiences and supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center from her position in the Office of Strategy and Innovation (OSI). In this role, she provides strategic leadership and coordination across a range of injury and violence topics as they relate to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Sarah began her time at CDC in 2010 in the Division of Violence Prevention, where she was the lead scientist for the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention. In 2015 she joined the Division of Overdose Prevention, leading the state-based overdose prevention programmatic efforts. She joined OSI in November of 2019.
Lynda Krisowaty, MHS, is the lead staff for the implementation of AMCHP's (Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs) Best Practices Initiative and Innovation Station, a repository of cutting edge, emerging, promising, and best practices in maternal and child health which allows states to learn about successful MCH programs across the United States. In this role, she assists with the identification, dissemination and evaluation of Innovation Station and AMCHP's Best Practices Replication work and provides technical assistance to state partners on evidence-based practice.
Rebekah Thomas, MPA, is the Director of the Injury Prevention and Control Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Ms. Thomas has worked in the field of violence and injury prevention since 2007 at a variety of governmental, non-profit and international organizations, including the Children’s Safety Network, where she was the Director of the Child Safety Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN), the Boston Public Health Commission’s Division of Violence Prevention and the United Nations Development Program, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey. Bekah will moderate this webinar; she is an active member of the CSN-Alliance.