Take Action: Choose Effective Policies & Programs
Date & TimeAug 14, 2012 12:00am EDT
Choosing effective policies and programs that work in real life will maximize your chances of success. Not every well-intentioned policy or program is effective. Taking the time to look for strategies that have been shown to effectively address particular problems or issues will be time well spent.
Alison Bergum, evidence lead with the County Health Roadmaps project, joined us to introduce What Works for Health, a new tool coming to CountyHealthRankings.org. What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies and programs that can improve health. Alison discussed why considering evidence is an important part of choosing effective policies and programs and demonstrated how communities can use What Works for Health.