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There are many avenues to find evidence of effectiveness. This page highlights a number of web sites we consider in our review and assessment of evidence. To learn more about strategies that can work for your community, you may find it helpful to look at some of these sites along with What Works for Health.

Systematic Review Resources

Systematic reviews are considered the gold standard of evidence. These web sites include systematic reviews for various content areas:

Rating Organizations

Many government and private organizations assess the effectiveness of policies and programs. Organizations focus on a variety of topics; each has its own criteria to assess and rate evidence of effectiveness. Examples include:

Published and Grey Literature

Studies published in academic journals or through government or private entities can also provide information on evidence of effectiveness. Examples of organizations that produce relevant studies include: