I simply cannot imagine better timing for today’s cyber-seminar – following so closely up the release of the Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) recommendation regarding the effectiveness of multicomponent interventions to increase cancer screening. And certainly I am very grateful to the wonderful team to talk about the Community Guide as well as the promise and pitfalls of mulit-level interventions in cancer control!
The CPSTF recommendation is based on strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing screening use for breast, cervical, or colorectal cancers. Multicomponent interventions or using a combination of interventions, to increase cancer screening may be coordinated through healthcare systems, delivered in community settings, or both.
We are grateful to Yinan and Devon for thoughtfully walking us through the newly-relaunched Community Guide and how one can use it not just to strengthen programming, but also speak to
In turn, Heather so beautifully highlighted how the Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) is an instrumental part of the NYSDOH BCPC’s comprehensive approach to increasing screenings for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers (as featured in this Community Guide in Action Story).
And now we wish to open the discussion to you:
- Do you have questions for any of our presenters?
- Does your own work relate to cancer screening programs? Do you have any “lessons learned” or best practices to share?
- What are some of the challenges and opportunities you see in regards to multi-level interventions? How can NCI and CDC address these issues?