This study evaluated the Prevention Programs that Work training curriculum, which teaches practitioners from community-based organizations to locate, choose, adopt or adapt, and evaluate an evidence-based program. Participants in the training completed a pretest and posttest; Analysis revealed significant improvements in self-ratings across all training competencies from baseline to posttest. These results show that a comprehensive curriculum can build competencies in the use of evidence-based strategies among community practitioners.

Escoffery, C., Carvalho, M., & Kegler, M. C. (2012). Evaluation of the Prevention Programs That Work curriculum to teach use of public health evidence to community practitioners. Health Promotion Practice, 13(5), 707-715. Full Text.