Resources that enhance health promotion and disease prevention in communities or populations.
Disease prevention & reduction advances are created through clinical research, but the methods of that research are instructed by how it will be adapted into the population and practice-based evidence (translational research). For the disease prevention & reduction research to be meaningful, clinical and translational research needs to inform each other, i.e., a very expensive vaccine that has a 100% efficacy rate will not translate into as effective disease prevention and reduction intervention as an inexpensive vaccine with 90% efficacy rate.
Advice from authors on searching for information:
Without specific analyses, it may be challenging to attribute disease prevention and reduction in populations to a specific clinical and translational research project. Researchers may want to consult with domain specific experts. Self-reported researcher data may be required to connect specific research findings to resources that prevent and reduce disease in populations.
Working with non-academic partners and stakeholders can inform important sources. Demographic categories (inconsistency over time, representation of populations or subgroups, etc.) should also be considered.
Resources & Data
Organizations, repositories, websites, and other sources where you can find more information:
- Saint Louis County Missouri Health and Wellness. This website provides information for a range of diseases that impact St. Louis with links to local and national resources on interventions and techniques to prevent the spread or change behaviors associated with the disease.
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Health.gov. This website includes federal Action Plan resources for different diseases that have been approved of the HHS. They have tabs for the general categories of drug use, health-care associated infections, and immunizations for infectious diseases.
- Research-Tested Intervention Programs (NCI). This website provides a database of evidence-based cancer control interventions. Topic areas include breast cancer screening, HPV vaccination, obesity, etc. Researchers can submit their own programs for inclusion.
Challenges you may encounter while searching for information:
Resources related to disease prevention and reduction may be more difficult to locate for specific geographic locations.
Articles, books, and other publications in translational science using the indicator:
- Garner AS, Shonkoff JP, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, et al. Early childhood adversity, toxic stress, and the role of the pediatrician: translating developmental science into lifelong health. Pediatrics. 2012 Jan;129(1):e224-31. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2662.
- Ely EK, Gruss SM, Luman ET, et al. A national effort to prevent Type 2 diabetes: participant-level evaluation of CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Care. 2017 Oct;40(10):1331-1341. doi: 10.2337/dc16-2099.
- Katula JA, Vitolins MZ, Rosenberger EL, et al. One-year results of a community-based translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program: Healthy-Living Partnerships to Prevent Diabetes (HELP PD) Project. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jul; 34(7): 1451-1457. doi: 10.2337/dc10-2115.