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Let's Discuss: What's Evidence Got to Do with It?

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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.   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"?


Thanks all for joining us

Thanks all for joining us today for the "What's Evidence Have to Do with It?"  We hope you got some ideas about your coalition and how to make your efforts more effective and efficient.  

You can access the full toolkit, "The 9 Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions" at

Don't hesitate to ask any questions, or share examples of your coalition's "habits".  Looking foward to our discussions on this topic!

Karin and Leslie

Thanks for joining us today

Thanks for joining us today for the "What's Evidence Have to Do with It? CyberSeminar.  I hope that you were able to glean ideas and tips for maximizing your comprehensive cancer control efforts, specificially as it relates to bolstering your efforts to identify and implement evidenced based practices to achieve cancer control and prevention outcomes. 

For more information about the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, visit:


My colleague, Brooke Steele, provided great insights into current use of evidenced based practices by National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program planners.  Citation for her article is available on the slides; however, the abstract can be found on PubMed via:

Dr. Frieden's article provides a good overview of several of the elements I described in today's talk.  Dr. Frieden's article on six elements for effective public health program implementation can be found via PubMed by visiting:


Looking forward to continued dialogue!