Evidence-Based Public Health (Utah)


3/27/2018 – 3/28/2018

Tues March 27 - 8:00am-5:00pm

Wed March 28 - 8:30am-5:00pm




Utah Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
195 North 1950 West
Room 1019
Salt Lake City, UT

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

About: The Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) training focuses on seven specific skills to improve public health practice. These skills act as a framework for the course, which also includes an Introduction. The EBPH training addresses many of the core competencies for public health professionals adopted by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice. This training is being offered in collaboration with the Utah Department of Health and the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

This in-person, 2-day training covers core concepts like: defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. Read more about the topics.


Utah Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health
195 North 1950 W. 
Salt Lake City, UT
*Room 1019

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.

Learning Objectives

The aim of this course is to apply evidence-based decision making to improve population health and advance health equity. Participants in this training will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of evidence-based decision making for public health

  • Engage the community throughout the process

  • Use information systems and data systematically to support decision making

  • Identify best available evidence to make decisions

  • Apply one or more processes to set priorities for program and policy decisions

  • Apply program planning frameworks

  • Conduct sound evaluation using both quantitative and qualitative methods

  • Communicate what is learned to key stakeholders and decision makers

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