Using Evidence Reviews
The Evidence Reviews can help state Title V programs address a broad range of policy, communication and educational needs. Specifically, Title V staff may use these reports to:
- Assess the nature, scope, and quality of interventions used statewide or in local jurisdictions, community organizations, schools or other community settings;
- Inform policy and program discussions at the community and state levels, such as in working committees or advisory boards;
- Work with the media to feature information related to the subject of the reviews; and, to
- Incorporate into trainings for the MCH workforce.
If the MCH program already has implemented strategies to address the National Performance Measure being considered, then the first step is to assess the effectiveness of strategies currently in place. If program objectives are being met or progress is satisfactory, there may be no need to consider alternatives. If change in strategies is being considered, then more information may be needed. READ MORE for examples of how change may be addressed using the evidence reviews.