Healthy Alaskans 2020

The Healthy Alaskans 2020 Evidence-Based Strategies provides a starting point for exploring approaches to improving health outcomes for Alaskans.  Organized by the 25 Leading Health Indicators, this tool presents a sample of strategies and programs with scientific proof of effectiveness.  The web links will lead you to more detailed descriptions of the programs, with an explanation of the strength of evidence and comparative level of effectiveness, as well as information on implementation and considerations for adaptation and dissemination.

There is no single, universal definition of “evidence-based,” however, it is generally accepted that the highest level of evidence derives from a systematic review of the peer-reviewed scientific literature.  A number of national review sources offer searchable databases of public health prevention strategies and programs that have been evaluated at this level.  The various sources are organized differently and use different rating systems. 

Databases that use a systematic review process were searched for strategies and programs that relate to Healthy Alaskans 2020 Indicators. Selections were made based on high ratings for both quality of evidence and effectiveness in changing health outcomes, as well as linking to program resources.

A brief description of the primary sources used to compile the initial sample of Evidence-based Strategies for Healthy Alaskans 2020 is provided below:

Additional reliable and user-friendly sources of evidence-based strategies include:

Tools for choosing evidence-based strategies:

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