Your Step-By-Step Guide To Implement an Evidence-Based Health Promotion Program in Your Community
What is an Evidence Based Health Promotion Program?
These are programs that have been adapted from tested models or interventions. They have been scientifically proven to improve outcomes.
These programs have the following specific components:
- Specific target population
- Specific, measurable goal(s)
- Stated reasoning behind the program and proven benefits
- Well-defined program structure and timeframe
- Specific staffing needs/skills
- Specific facility and equipment needs
- Evaluation to measure program quality and health outcomes
When starting an EBHP program, you need to make sure you have the resources in place to sustain that program. This is especially if you want to apply for funding to develop and sustain EBHP programming. We have created a framework that is based on the RE-AIM model to help providers implement and sustain these types of programs. Please use these questions as a guide for your program implementation and maintenance.
What percent of the population will come in contact with the program? Does the program reach those who need it most?
Does the program achieve the outcomes? How will you be able to show that the program helps maintain or improve the health status of the people the program serves?
Does the program help the organization address its primary mission? Are staff and partnering community agencies invested in making the program work? If not, the program will probably be dropped.
How many staff will be trained? Who needs to be trained? Can we deliver this program as it was intended?
Can your organization sustain the program over time? What needs to happen, and what resources are needed to facilitate this goal?
For more information on the RE-AIM model go to: re-aim.org
or see EBHP Tools Section