Submitted by mcelestin on Thu, 2012-12-20 07:11
With the R2R mentorship program coming to a close, this final story synthesizes my experiences resulting from the program.
Submitted by amcfall on Wed, 2012-12-12 15:49
Reviewing my involvement in the R2R mentorship program, I can say with great certainty that my skill set, not only in cancer prevention and control, but in public health has expanded considerably. Implementing a project from start to finish, from research to reality, has been a valuable learning experience. I have learned about evidenced based interventions, logic models, HEDIS measures, partnership building and much more. I have experienced both setbacks and successes.
Submitted by CariouC on Mon, 2012-12-03 11:21
Earlier this month I spoke on the November R2R Cyber seminar "The Adaptaion Effect: Engaging Community Partners to Adapt and Implement Evidence-based Interventions" (Click here to watch the archived presentation). I specifically highlighted the partnerships formed and adaptation processes I employed during the planning and implementation of the Pool Cool program in rural Idaho.
Submitted by ltroyer on Thu, 2012-11-08 13:39
We’re starting to come to the end of the formal mentorship program through NCI’s Research to Reality program, although I’m wrapping things up a little early as I’m about to go on maternity leave with my first child. It’s an exciting time in my life personally, however professionally, this year has been wonderful and the Research to Reality Mentorship Program has really helped me to achieve some ambitious work goals and grow as a public health professional.
Submitted by ltroyer on Tue, 2012-10-30 16:11
This past month I started a project with a statewide insurance benefits provider that I have partnered with in the past to mail postcard reminders regarding their cancer screening benefits. If you look over my July post, you’ll see some additional information about the project I had proposed. In a nutshell, the final project included two groups; Group A would receive 1 postcard and a survey asking if they remembered receiving the postcard and if they took action to schedule a colorectal cancer screening.
Submitted by vhaynes on Mon, 2012-10-15 16:22
Throughout the past 13 months, I have talking in my story posts about various successes, challenges, thoughts and experiences with adapting the Con Amor Aprendemos/With Love We Learn program within a new population and a new setting with the intention to increase awareness and screening of cervical cancer. Since it is October aka.
Submitted by ltroyer on Thu, 2012-09-13 13:30
This month, I am proud to announce that the Montana Cancer Control Programs has been showcased in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Stories of Success August 2012 publication for our work increasing the number of Montanans that get a colorectal cancer screening. More specifically, a piece of the project I’ve been working on within the R2R program, working with insurance companies and small employer association health plans is showcased.
Submitted by vhaynes on Wed, 2012-08-15 16:20
As the first 12 months of our mentorship program are nearing and some of our projects are coming to a close, I have found myself reflecting on both project outcomes and personal outcomes as a result of R2R. We have been privy to wonderful trainings and resources to help us in our journey in addition to a variety of resources and guidance from our mentors so I began to take inventory of how this mentorship process has impacted my daily work in community capacity building.