Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Promising Practice?

A promising practice:

  • Incorporates the philosophy, values, characteristics, and indicators of other positive/effective public health interventions.
  • Is based on guidelines, protocols, standards, or preferred practice patterns that have been proven to lead to effective public health outcomes.
  • Incorporates a process of continual quality improvement that:
    • Accumulates and applies knowledge about what is working and not working in different situations and contexts;
    • Continually incorporates lessons learned, feedback, and analysis to lead toward improvement or positive outcomes.
  • Has an evaluation plan in place to measure program outcomes, but it does not yet have evaluation data available to demonstrate the effectiveness of positive outcomes.
  • Has strong quantitative and qualitative data showing positive outcomes, but does not yet have enough research or replication to support generalized positive public health outcomes.  (Source: Association of Maternal Child Health Program’s Best Practices program)

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Technical Questions

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