Public Health Law and Policy

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1.How does Brownson et. al., (2009) define evidence-based policy? Discuss the three domains of evidence.

2. Recently, a number of agencies adopted a public health policy supporting legislation to ban the use of artificial trans fats in restaurants and bakeries nationwide. Discuss the evidence basis for the policy. Apply Bronson’s approach in examining three domains to determine the evidence basis for the policy.

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