Garland H. Land

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A stronger focus on evidence-based decision making in day-to-day public health practice is needed. This article describes the rationale for this need, including (1) the inter-relationships between evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health (EBPH); (2) commonly used analytic tools and processes; (3) keys to when public health action is(More)
I am excited to share with you this copy of the State of Missourians' Health Report. This report is the first-ever statewide, comprehensive yet concise health assessment. The report highlights the biggest health challenges faced by our state today. It includes a comparison of Missouri with the United States in 10 key population health indicators. In(More)
Effective community health assessment and planning depends on the availability of appropriate public health data. Web-based technologies have created an unprecedented opportunity for making data available to community-level public health decision makers. An interactive data retrieval system targeted to the community-level user must provide an intuitive and(More)
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