Developing a Tool to Assess Administrative Evidence-Based Practices in Local Health Departments

Rodrigo S. Reis, Kathleen Duggan, Peg Allen, Katherine A. Stamatakis, Paul C. Erwin, Ross C. Brownson
2014 American Journal of Public Health  
There is need for assessing the practices undertaken by local health departments in order to improve the implementation of evidence-based actions. This paper describes the development and testing of a survey instrument for assessing Administrative Evidence-Based Practices (A-EBPs) in Local Health Departments. A-EBPs identified through a review of the literature were used to develop a survey composed of nine sections and tested in a sample of local health department practitioners. The resulting
more » ... ers. The resulting tool showed adequate test-retest reliability and internal consistency. Practitioners and researchers may apply this tool in practice-based and evaluation research.
doi:10.2105/ajph.2014.10412e43.2 fatcat:xjphf3tjozh6zojj6q4ld53i4m