178339 Impact of Evidence-Based Programming on Comprehensive Cancer Control

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:45 PM

Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES , National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service - Northwest Region, Seattle, WA
Janelle Jacobson, MPH, CHES , College of Public Health, Department of Health Services Research and Administration, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Maebe Brown, MS , National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service - North Central Region, Madison, WI
Carol Ann M. Covington , National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service - Mid-Atlantic Region, Richmond, VA
Carrie Nass, MPH, CHES , Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research /Native People for Cancer Control, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to show the impact of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Using What Works: Adapting Evidence-Based Programs to Fit Your Needs (UWW) curriculum on addressing health disparities through Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) partnerships. Delivery of UWW by the NCI Cancer Information Service (CIS) to CCC partners is a system-level approach aimed at increasing the use of evidence-based cancer control planning among policy makers and key stakeholders in order to change the cancer burden in all 50 states, several tribes, associated islands and territories.

Design and Methods: Through its regional Partnership Programs, CIS staff deliver UWW trainings in collaboration with CCC partners, with the intention of increasing the use of evidence-based interventions when implementing CCC plan strategies.

Results: Approximately 100 partners have participated in UWW trainings. Trainings have resulted in the promotion of evidence-based practice. For example, the Nebraska Office of Public Health developed a "Request for Applications” to address the risk factors of chronic diseases. This partner collaborated with CIS to provide UWW training. All UWW trainees who applied for funding incorporated evidence-based strategies into their grant applications. Other examples from Washington, Virginia, and Iowa will also be presented.

Conclusions: Evidence-based public health is an increasing focus for CCC programs, creating a need to develop the capacity of public health staff to adapt evidence-based programs. In collaboration with CIS, CCC's are able to leverage resources to promote local adaptation of research-tested interventions that have been shown to be effective in cancer control.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of participation in this session, participants will: Describe the policy and programmatic implications for the application of evidence-based cancer control in state-based Comprehensive Cancer Control programs. Identify the National Cancer Institute as a nationwide resource to increase the awareness and utilization of evidence-based cancer control programs. Discuss the role of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service in providing training and technical support for organizations implementing evidence-based cancer control within Comprehensive Cancer Control Partnerships.

Keywords: Evidence Based Practice, Community-Based Partnership

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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