3400.0 The Role of NCI's Cancer Information Services

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) is working with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to leverage resources to ensure that funding dollars reach populations most in need. In collaboration with NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, the CIS is conducting training on the use of evidence-based program planning tools such as Consumer Health Profiles and Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T., as well as piloting a new web portal called PRIME (Program Resources for Implementation, Management and Evaluation). Through its regional Partnership Program CIS is building the capacity of grantees to write successful evidence-based grant applications and adapt interventions using NCI's education program, Using What Works. This session will describe the use of data-driven grant solicitations in Texas and New Jersey to expand service areas and increase the number of grants submitted with measurable objectives and evidence-based strategies. Evaluation data from two partnerships will be presented. We will also present an overview of the NCI's Using What Works program and the CIS's role in translating research tested interventions into practice through training, adaptation and technical assistance to support program planning and implementation. Our final presentation will discuss the design and implementation of an evidence-based approach to needs assessment in a farmworker community and describe how evidence gathered will guide implementation of future interventions in this community.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: • Understand how evidence-based program planning methods and tools are being used by NCI to target grant solicitations to populations most in need • Understand the policy and programmatic implications for the application of evidence-based cancer control in state-based Comprehensive Cancer Control programs • Understand the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about cancer among farm worker communities

4:30 PM
Changing the landscape of funding: Collaborations that leverage resources to reach populations most in need
Evelyn T. González, MA, Cynthia A. Vinson, MPA, Madeline La Porta, MS, Catherine Oliveros, MPH, DrPH and Ginny Thompson, MPH, CHES
4:45 PM
Impact of Evidence-Based Programming on Comprehensive Cancer Control
Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES, Janelle Jacobson, MPH, CHES, Maebe Brown, MS, Carol Ann M. Covington and Carrie Nass, MPH, CHES
5:00 PM
Facilitating the translation of research tested interventions into practice: The role of the NCI's Cancer Information Service
Linda Fleisher, MPH, PhD (ABD), Hope Krebill, MSW, Katherine J. Briant, MPH, CHES, Anita Redrick McFarlane, MPH, CHES, Myrna Candreia, MA and Madeline LaPorta, MS
5:15 PM
Outcomes of training rural, Appalachia community-based cancer coalitions,agency and clinical partners in adapting and using evidence-based programs
Evelyn T. González, MA, Brenda Kluhsman, MSS, PhD (ABD), Anita Redrick McFarlane, MPH, CHES, Vijai Jaitley, MPH, CHES, Christy Widman, Marcyann M. Bencivenga, BA, Heather Homick, MPH, Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS and Linda Fleisher, MPH, PhD (ABD)
5:30 PM
Assessment of farm worker community needs: Adaptation of evidence-based programs
Martha Gonzalez, MA, Julie Kornfeld, MPH, Phd Cand and Nancy Rivera

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development