Prevention Programs That Work
2010 Training Materials
This interactive one-day workshop (held in April 2010) provides
tools for community organizations and health
educators to plan health promotion programs.
It covers how to find, select and adopt or
adapt evidence-based programs (programs shown
to be effective by research).
Through the workshop, participants learn
- define the term evidence-based and science-based,
- describe the benefits of using evidence-based
- describe resources and methods for collecting
needs assessment data about their community,
- locate evidence-based strategies or programs
that meet their program’s goals and
- select programs that will work in their community,
- identify what elements of an intervention
can and cannot be changed when adapting
an evidence-based program,
- discuss important factors or tasks in each program implementation phase (pre-implementation, implementation, maintenance), and
- conduct process and outcome evaluation
for their program
The workshop uses case studies and exercises
from chronic disease and cancer prevention
that provide hands-on applications for planning
an evidence-based health program. The strategies
and skills from this workshop can be applied
to a broad range of health promotion topics.
The workshop helps participants to:
- start program planning with known public
health strategies that have been found to
- know where to find examples of programs
that work in your topic area of interest,
- save time on materials development by using program resources discussed during the training.
For those planning to apply to the mini-grants
program, these workshop materials will help
you to prepare your application.
- Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH,
CHES – Assistant Professor, Emory
Rollins School of Public Health
- Michelle Carvalho, MPH
- Coordinator, Emory Cancer Prevention & Control
- JK Veluswamy - SW GA Program Coordinator, Emory Prevention Research Center/Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition
- Kirsten Rodgers, MSPH, EdD - Training Specialist, Emory Prevention Research Center
- Linda Ekwenego, MPH - ORISE Fellow, Centers for Disease Control Prevention
For more information, contact Michelle Carvalho at email@example.com or 404-712-8795.
The program is offered
by the Emory Prevention Research Center and
the Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Network (CPCRN), members of the Prevention
Research Centers Program. The CPCRN is supported
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
and the National Cancer Institute through
cooperative agreement number 1U48DP0010909-01-1.