Engaged in Decision-Making Discussion

Engaged in Decision-Making Discussion

Engaged in Decision-Making Discussion


Evidence-based programs have implications related to costs, timelines, and other factors. How might these factors affect consumers and health practitioners? This is the focus of your Discussion.


  • Review the Resources for this week.
  • Consider the views expressed in the video Assessing Community Needs (Laureate, 2014).
  • Consider the stakeholders who need to be engaged in decision-making for evidence-based population health practices and why.
  • Consider why consumer involvement is important in evidence-based population health practices.
  • Consider how factors such as patient age and stage of disease affect their values and needs.
  • Consider why providers’ needs and values might need to be considered for coordination of care.


Post an explanation of the importance of consumer involvement in decision-making regarding evidence-based population health practices. Explain how consumer values and needs influence their decision-making. Then, explain the benefits and limitations of shared decision-making in evidence-based practice. Provide specific examples in your response.

Nash, D. B., Fabius, R. J., Skoufalos, A., Clarke, J. L., & Horowitz, M. R. (2016). Population health: Creating a culture of wellness (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • Chapter 1, “The Population Health Promise” (p. 1–18)

Beatty, L., Iguchi, M., Belgrave, F. Z., Keita, G., Andoh, E., & DiSandro, P. (2015). Disseminating information to psychologists on evidence-based practices to treat smoking in health priority populations. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 146, e220-e221. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.09.067
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Callahan, K., Hughes, H. L., Mehta, S., Toussaint, K. A., Nichols, S. M., Ma, P. S., & … Wang, H. (n.d.). Social validity of evidence-based practices and emerging interventions in autism. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 32(3), 188–197. doi: https://doi-org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.1177/108…
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

Wong, C., Odom, S. L., Hume, K. A., Cox, A. W., Fettig, A., Kucharczyk, S., & … Schultz, T. R. (2015). Evidence-based practices for children, youth, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder: A comprehensive review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 1951. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2351-z
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.


Laureate Education (Producer) (2014a). Assessing community needs for health education and wellness [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. Retrieved from https://www.dropbox.com/s/2fxlrisc2yjalfd/on_WAL_H…

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