Never has the time been so critical to focus more on how to turn research into public health promotion and practice. It is time to clarify what the research data is telling us and how does that translate into what we need to do in public health. Recently at CDC’s Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC required that presentations had to highlight how research informed or impacted public health practice. To solve our nation’s and world’s problems, we need research to be well linked and translated into practice.
Victoria Rayle, Senior Public Health Advisor for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). Victoria Rayle, is with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Health Department and Systems Development Branch, Division of Public Health Performance Improvement. She currently serves as a project officer overseeing grantees receiving Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funds. Her current grantees are the health departments in HHS Region 9 which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the six US Affiliated Pacific Islands. Ms. Rayle has extensive public health experience and expertise in both domestic and international public health settings and in areas of program implementation, management, operations, service delivery, and quality improvement and she provides technical assistance in several public health program areas with a special focus on communicable diseases. Ms. Rayle has a BS in Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of Arizona.
- Discuss how to turn research into public health practice
- Describe CDC examples how data can guide our public health practice
- Highlight CDC success stories that have impacted and improved practice