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The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has added a new fact sheet to its recently updated Guide to Evidence-Based Prevention. The new evidence summary fact sheet highlights evidence-based prevention strategies to increase food security and access to healthy food in Ohio.

The Guide provides policymakers, community health improvement planners and philanthropic organizations with the best-available sources of evidence for what works to address many of the challenges identified in HPIO’s Health Value Dashboard.

The Guide includes a policy brief, Navigating Sources of Evidence, that defines “evidence-based prevention” and provides guidance on how to find credible sources of evidence for what works to prevent Ohio’s greatest health challenges.

It also includes a series of fact sheets and evidence inventories on three topics:

  • Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure
  • Food security and healthy food access
  • Physical activity

Each evidence summary fact sheet identifies prevention strategies that are most likely to improve health and decrease disparities, describes the extent to which each strategy is currently being implemented in Ohio and offers policy options for implementing or expanding the strategies. The evidence inventories compile reviews of prevention policies and programs for specific topics and indicate the strength of the research evidence.

HPIO will continue to add tools on specific health challenges throughout 2016. Full color hard copies of the fact sheets and inventories are available upon request via an online order form.