In 2012, Frontiers published an article by Allen et al. about identifying administrative and management practices that make up an evidence-based local health department.1 They recommended that local health departments (LHDs) consider using such practices to implement sustained evidence-based policies, programs, and interventions. Strategies that should be given ‘high priority’ for implementation were highlighted. My accompanying editorial2 acknowledged the value of this practical advice to LHDs in optimizing their performance and achieving desired health outcomes.
Maylahn CM. Editorial Comment: What Influences the Use of Administrative Evidence-Based Practices in Local Health Departments?. Front Public Health Serv Syst Res