The translational gap between research and practice has long been discussed, often as a one-way street – get practitioners to recognize and utilize the research that is being conducted. While important, equally important is the reverse – integrating practice-based evidence and context into the research conducted. We need a bridge between the two, not a pipeline.
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Research to Reality (R2R) September cyber-seminarwill explore the need for, and the advances in, practice-based evidence and discuss the opportunities and future directions for the field. Dr. Michael Potter will provide an overview of a colorectal cancer screening programs, FLU-FOBT/FLU-FIT, which utilizes approaches grounded in evidence, but also applicable to real-world settings. FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT programs allow healthcare providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual flu shots. He will highlight the development of the programs and how practitioners in other settings might implement it in their own communities. Dr. Larry Green will serve as a discussant and explore the need to bridge research and practice-based evidence to help further advance the field of public health, in both research and practice, to improve the health of our communities.
Join us and learn about this exciting program and the lessons we can learn from effectively bridging research and practice, and how you might use these principles in your own research or community-based setting to address the health needs of your population.