What are evidence-based programs (EBPs)?
EBPs are based on rigorous study of the effects or outcomes of specific interventions or model programs. They demonstrate reliable and consistently positive changes in important health-related and functional measures. They are also tested model programs that are translated into practical, effective community-based programs. As a result, the program’s content and fidelity will be consistent in all settings, and it will be easy to deliver. Packages usually include implementation manuals and specialized training. Examples:
- Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program
- A Matter of Balance for falls prevention