The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide), a free resource, provides evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force to help identify approaches and policies for improving health and preventing cancer in your community. During September’s cyber-seminar, Shawna Mercer, M.Sc., Ph.D., Director of The Guide to Community Preventive Services will discuss what the Community Guide is, it’s history, many helpful ways to use this resource, and future directions for the Community Guide. Additionally, Deborah Bauer, MPH, R
Past Cyber Seminars
Creating alliances can be a key strategy in implementing research-tested interventions. This NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar will highlight the work of Dr. Dave Buller from Klein Buendel and Dr. Vernon Sandok and Ms.
CISNET is a consortium of NCI-sponsored investigators that use statistical modeling to improve our understanding of cancer control interventions in prevention, screening, and treatment and their effects on population trends in incidence and mortality. These models can be used to support the establishment of policies, guidelines, evidence-based cancer control interventions and guide public health research and priorities. Models are also used to project future trends, and to help determine optimal cancer control strategies.
Cancer-related disparities account for the significant differences in cancer incidence, prevalence, death and survivorship and burden faced by certain populations. The comprehensive cancer control movement provides a framework for collaborative efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in those underserved. Through the work of these coalitions and the field of comprehensive cancer control, cancer-related disparities are being addressed today more aggressively than ever before through multi-level partnerships and policy initiatives.
Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Step 1 gives researchers and public health practitioners access to descriptive cancer statistics and data in order to assess local, state, and national needs and prioritize investments in cancer control. In their book Making Data Talk: Communicating Public Health Data to the Public, Policy Makers and the Press, Drs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has examined key variables common to community partnerships and will discuss these findings during this interactive cyber-seminar. Please join us and share your experiences partnering with others to ensure that innovations reach the people who most need them.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United Sates. Despite evidence supporting the value of screening, rates of screening for colorectal cancer are consistently lower than for other common cancers. In February, the National Institutes of Health convened a State-of-the-Science Conference to assess the available scientific evidence around this issue and provide recommendations.
In February we put out a call for abstracts in search of your “success stories” highlighting partnerships that helped to move evidence-based interventions into practice. Congratulations to this month’s presenters who were selected to share insights on a top public health priority: smoking and tobacco control.
Reducing the burden of cancer on the public requires not just an understanding of "what works" but an effective approach to move evidence-based interventions (EBIs) and programs into community practice.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to present the sixth Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Step 2 cyber-seminar, designed to engage researchers, cancer control planners, and public health practitioners in a discussion around the successes and challenges of translating research into practice.