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, RN, CHES, Partnerships and Dissemination Coordinator for the Community Guide, will interview a community practitioner, Myra Pinckney, RN , Case Manager/Outreach Coordinator, St James-Santee Family Health Center, Inc. to discover how the Community Guide is being used at the local level to improve her organization’s breast and cervical cancer programs. Myra, the first place winner of the Public Health Foundation’s contest “I’m Your Community Guide,” will share lessons learned, barriers and facilitators to utilization, and the impact of the Community Guide on her program and community. Learn more about the Community Guide and Myra’s story.
Join us as we examine this important resource and how it can help you improve the health of your community and the programs, policies and research you implement!
At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the history and future directions of the Community Guide.
- Understand how the Community Guide can be used at the local level to improve health and prevent cancer using evidence-based strategies.
- Discuss the challenges and facilitators to utilizing the Community Guide at the local level.
Branch Chief and Director;
Guide to Community Preventive Services,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
St. James-Santee Family Health Center, South Carolina
Partnerships and Dissemination Coordinator,
Guide to Community Preventive Services, CDC
(Carter Consulting, Inc.)