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Tools for Identifying and Prioritizing Evidence-Based Obesity Prevention Strategies, Colorado

The evidence-based public health framework created by Brownson et al (1) has 7 stages: 1) community assessment; 2) quantifying the issue; 3) developing a concise statement of the issue; 4) determining what is known through the scientific literature; 5) developing and prioritizing program and policy options; 6) developing an action plan and implementing interventions; and 7) evaluating the program or policy. These stages are arranged in a circle to indicate that the process is iterative. Republished with permission of Annual Reviews, Inc, from Annu Rev Public Health 2009;30:175–201 (1); permission conveyed through Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.

Figure. Evidence-based public health framework (1). The 7 stages of the evidence-based public health framework.

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