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Abstract

Through interviews of 12 members of an expert panel – importantly, involving both practitioners and researchers/academicians – Aronson and colleagues sought to understand how evidence-based public health (EBPH) is defined, what counts as “evidence”, and what EBPH actually looks like when operationalized in a local health department. What Aronson and colleagues have shown us is how critical it is that in both creating and implementing EBPH, especially in practice-based research, practitioner and researcher/academician develop a shared understanding of EBPH before the dance begins, especially for practice-based research.