The Michigan Association for Local Public Health is committed to assisting Local Health Departments in providing high quality coordinated prevention and intervention services for the state's communities. In addition to Michigan Local Health Department's practices, national evidence-based public health resources are provided for public health employees to easily find and use the best evidence to develop and implement effective interventions, programs, and policies.
Task Force on Community Preventive Services - Community Guide to Preventive Services: Evidence-based Task Force recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health detailing the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports: Published in-depth articles that outline policy statements for prevention and treatment on all areas in CDC's scope of responsibility.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - USPSTF Recommendations: Collection of summaries of evaluated clinical research assessing the merits of preventive measures including, screening tests, counseling, immunizations, and preventive medications. The list includes all recommendations active, inactive, and in progress.
- National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) - Model Practice Database: Collection of evidence-Based projects highlighting successful public health projects that demonstrate how local health departments and their community partners can effectively collaborate to address local public health concerns.
RAND Corporation - Promising Practices Network: Compilation of credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families. Links to additional research information in all areas related to child well-being, including their physical and mental health, academic success, and economic security.
Systematic Reviews and Filtered Searches
- U.S. National Library of Medicine - PubMed Systematic Reviews: Database to retrieve citations identified as systematic reviews, meta-analyses,. reviews of clinical trials, evidence-based medicine, consensus development conferences, and guidelines.
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - Healthy People 2010 Information Access Project: Pre-formulated PubMed search strategies in support of Healthy People 2010 objectives.
U.S. National Library of Medicine - Health Services Research (HSR) PubMed Queries: Collection of specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Healthy People 2020: Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improveing the health of all Americans.