Evidence-Based Public Health

NNPHI is committed to an evidence-based approach to public health practice that leverages successful policies and programs that improve the public’s health. NNPHI and its members support a number of programs and resources aimed at increasing the adoption and use of evidence-based public health practices.


  • Native Youth Project
    NNPHI has promoted the use of evidence through the Native Youth Project (NYP) in collaboration with CDC's National Center for HIV, STD, Viral Hepatitis and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) and Healthy Teen Network (HTN). The program has enhanced the capacity of seven community-based organizations to use evidence-based programs to address disparities experienced by Native American youth, specifically regarding teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. The seven sites received technical assistance as they selected an evidence-based program, making culturally appropriate adaptations and implementing the adapted program within the communities they serve. 
  • Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Public Health (2011– 2013)
    NNPHI provided funding and technical assistance to 13 public health institutes to work with state and local health departments to utilize the Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) to address significant public health challenges. Through a strong collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, relationships among state health departments and public health institutes in 13 states were strengthened, as they worked together to improve the public’s health . Learn more.
Building Capacity for Evidence-Based Public Health - State Team Projects
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To learn more about evidence-based public health at NNPHI, please contact Jennifer McKeever, Associate Director for Public Health Improvement, at .  




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