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NURS 3500-01 Professional Nursing and the Community

Required Texts & Readings

Steps of Evidence-Based Public Health

Brownson et al. (2011) describe the evidence-based public health process using the following framework (p. xiii).

Step 1: Conduct a community assessment.

Step 2: Develop an initial statement of the issue.

Step 3: Quantify the issue.

Step 4: Search the scientific literature and organize information.

Step 5: Develop and prioritize intervention options.

Step 6: Develop an action plan and implement interventions.

Step 7: Evaluate the program or policy.


Brownson, R. C., Baker, E. A., Leet, T. L., Gillespie, K. N., True, W. R. (2011). Evidence-based public health. New York, NY: Oxford.


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