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What’s Evidence Got to Do with It?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Ensuring the long- and short-term success of cancer control policies and initiatives is central to the work of comprehensive cancer coalitions.  Our September NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar is part of an occasional series which highlights how the lessons derived from implementation science informs, strengthens and sustains this essential work.

Actively engaging key stakeholders to take up evidence-based practice not only improves practice but provides researchers and practitioners a greater appreciation of the context in which a program is implemented.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Brooke Steele and Angela Moore will present on a recently published article about use and attitudes about evidence-based practices by coalition partners. Their findings highlight the difficulties and advantages partners’ experience adapting evidence-based practice.  Brooke and Angela will further discuss implications for working with diverse populations.

“Trainings, templates, and tools” are regarded as key strategies to help build community capacity. Karin Hohman and Leslie Given of Strategic Health Concepts will unveil the long-anticipated toolkit “The 9 Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions”. This resource outlines a set of evidence-based, comprehensive and interconnected characteristics of coalitions who have been successful in maintaining an active coalition. The 9 Habits provide a straightforward framework to guide practice toward greater effectiveness.  Join Karin and Leslie as they weave their presentation with stories of your own experiences.

The final part of our session, as always, is dedicated to your questions and sharing.  We particularly invite you to share your strategies in moving evidence-based programs into practice!

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • describe efforts to encourage the use of evidence-based practice for comprehensive cancer control
  • identify at least two habits of highly successful comprehensive cancer control coalitions
  • articulate the roles of the CDC and Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership in providing technical assistance



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