Using What Works: Adapting Evidence Based Programs – archived classroom training

Originally presented on March 19, 2008



This train-the-trainer course, developed by the National Cancer Institute, is designed for health promoters and educators on the national, regional, state, and local levels. This course teaches users how to plan a health intervention using evidence-based programs, also known as research-tested programs. Evidence-based programs have already been conducted, evaluated, and shown to be effective in a given community. The session will cover 5 learning modules which include lecture, discussion and application work through case studies. While the training provides a general overview applicable to any health priority area, the application work is based on interventions addressing cancer.

After completing this course, participants will learn how to choose an evidence-based program that has the potential to be successful in the community served. Participants will also learn how to modify the program to meet the unique characteristics of their audiences. Finally, participants will learn how to evaluate the success of their program.


Target Audience

This training session is designed as an overview for using evidence-based approaches in health interventions. IPLAN coordinators, administrators, health educators and health promoters are encouraged to attend to learn more about selecting and adapting evidence based programs to address IPLAN priorities and other community health prevention and interventions.