Ensuring the long- and short-term success of cancer control policies and initiatives is central to the work of comprehensive cancer coalitions. Few aspects of this work are actively engaging key stakeholders to take up evidence-based practices.
Engaged and energized stakeholders not only improve practice but provide researchers and practitioners a greater appreciation of the context in which a research-tested program is implemented.
This afternoon, CDC’s Brooke Steele and Angela Moore presented 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.
As a complement to that presentation our R2R “Coalition Corner” Karin Hohman and Leslie Given of Strategic Health Concepts unveiled 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.
We were most fortunate to be joined by John Alduino who is Senior Director, State Health Systems East Central Division American Cancer Society. John shared the story of the Ohio Partners for Cancer Control.
So join us as we discuss "What Does Evidence Have to Do with It"?