150-word response to classmate /2 references with intext citation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is part of the Department of Health and Human Services responsible for medical research. The healthcare organization executes its mandate by making important discoveries that save lives and improve health. The organization runs a website (www.nih.gov), which is one of the leading healthcare organization websites in the world. It features a wide range of content, including details of grants and funding for research and daily health information (National Institutes of Health, n.d.). Besides, the website organizes health information into different categories of age groups and gender, such as teen health, men and women’s health, senior’s health, and minority health.

Although the term evidence-based practice (EBP) does not appear on the website, there is compelling evidence that the work of the National Institutes of Health is grounded in EBP because it is a research organization. Evidence-based practice refers to integrating the best research evidence into clinical decision making for patient care to improve patient outcomes (Mackey & Bassendowski, 2017). EBP allows healthcare providers to translate knowledge from research reviews and analysis into clinical practice (Mackey & Bassendowski, 2017). On the discussed website, there is a section titled ‘our knowledge’ where the organization mentions that the knowledge it gathers from research drives the discovery and translation of innovative ideas into practice. Also, the organization declares that its knowledge base helps combat significant health issues. The evidence demonstrates that the National Institutes of Health leverages research information to help people live safer and longer.

The information available on the website changed my perspective about the National Institutes of Health. Before the website tour, I assumed that this healthcare organization specialized in publishing research articles from scholars and scientists. One of the most notable publications by the NIH is the article by O’Mara et al. (2017) which identifies priorities for rehabilitation. However, an analysis of the information published on the website made me realize that the organization not only publishes research studies but also funds clinical trials. Overall, the organization is a source of reliable scientific information because it publishes findings from its studies.


Mackey, A., & Bassendowski, S. (2017). The history of evidence-based practice in nursing education and practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33(1), 51-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.05.009

“National Institutes of Health.” (n.d.). www.nih.gov

O’Mara, A., Rowland, J. H., Greenwell, T. N., Wiggs, C. L., Fleg, J., Joseph, L., McGowan, J., Panagis, J., Washabaugh, C., Peng, G., Bray, R., Cernich, J., Cruz, T., Marden, S., Michel, M., Nitkin, R., Quatrano, L., Spong, C., Shekim, L., … & Begg, L. (2017). National Institutes of Health research plan on rehabilitation: NIH Medical Rehabilitation Coordinating Committee. Physical Therapy, 97(4), 404-407. https://doi.org/10.1093/ptj/pzx026

NOTE: This classmate wrote about the NIH. Give response to his post including evidence-based practice. 150 words with 2 references and intext citation.

Melynk, B.M., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S.B., & Williamson, K.M. (2010). Evidence-based practice: Step by step. The steven steps of evidence-based practice. American Journal of Nursing, 110(1), 51-53. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000366056.06605.d2

Sikka, R., Morath, J.M., & Leape, L. (2015). The Quadruple Aim: Care, health, cost, and meaning in work. BMJ Quality & Safety, 24, 608-610. Doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004160

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