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Lawrence W. Green

Click here to watch a video interview with Dr. Green
that provides a succinct explanation of our masthead slogan, "If we want more evidence-based practice, we need more practice-based evidence.”

"If we want more evidence-based practice,
we need more practice-based evidence."

How does “evidence” link to the PRECEDE-PROCEED model?


Evidence in public health, health education, and other applications of science calls on policy makers, program planners, and practitioners to use the latest scientific facts, or at least the most credible and relevant scientific opinions, to plan, implement, and evaluate their programs.


The PRECEDE-PROCEED model provides a systematic procedure for using evidence in planning, implementing, and evaluating the programs needed to address a population’s health and quality-of-life needs. The evaluation of such programs produces practice-based evidence.


DeVoe, J.E., Likumahuwa-Ackman, S.M., Angier, H.E., Huguet, N., Cohen, D.J., Flocke, S.A., Marino. M., and Gold, R.  A Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) roadmap for evaluating COVID-19 in community health centers: A report From the OCHIN PBRN. Jour. Amer. Board of Family Med September 2020, 33 (5)774-778; DOI:

Green LW. The field-building role of a journal about participatory medicine and health, and the evidence needed. J Participat Med. 2009(Oct);1(1):e11. 


Green LW. From research to "best practices" in other settings and populations. Amer Health Behavior, 2001(May); 3:165-178(14). DOI:

Green, L., Terry, P. (2015).  What’s Past is Prologue: Views from Dr. Lawrence Green. American Journal of Health Promotion. January /February.  

Terry, P, (2021).  Health Promotion Planning: An Interview with Dr. Lawrence Green. American Journal of Health Promotion, June: Editorial.

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