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March 2013 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter



March 2013

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Join Mary Savoye-DeSanti in a discussion around the Smart Moves/Bright Bodies Program

Research to Reality (R2R) Cyber-Seminar Series: Friday, April 19th, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EST












Smart Moves/Bright Bodies:












Two New USPSTF Videos Available










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The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) wants to improve one of their web sites and we need your help!

We are looking for public health professionals working in cancer prevention and chronic disease control to provide feedback on webpage designs. The website feedback session will only take 1 hour and 15 minutes of your time. You may do it remotely from your own computer. Testing will take place in April 2013. You will be paid $85 for your participation. 

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Join Mary Savoye-DeSanti in a discussion around the Smart Moves/Bright Bodies Program

The National Cancer Instituteís Research to Reality (R2R) Program is delighted to welcome Mary Savoye-DeSanti, a leading authority in the fields of obesity and diabetes and researcher and clinician at Yale University School of Medicine, to the R2R community this month.   She is the primary investigator who developed Smart Moves/Bright Bodies, a weight management and healthy lifestyle program for families with overweight children. This program was recently posted on NCIís Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website.  Visit the RTIPs website  to read the program summary and download the free program materials. Do you have questions about adapting and implementing this program in your community?  Join Mary on R2R to share your thoughts and experiences.   Find out more.

Research to Reality (R2R) Cyber-Seminar Series: Friday, April 19th, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm EST

Join NCI and R2R on April 19th  from 2:00-3:00pm ET for an exciting cyber-seminar about how public health organizations, research institutions, and cancer registries can collaborate together to design and implement evidence-based public health genomics programs that can have a dramatic impact on the health of our communities.  For registration and more information.


Smart Moves/Bright Bodies:

The program is designed to promote healthy dietary habits and increase physical activity to reduce obesity.  The intervention includes the following components: 1) Two exercise sessions per week; and 2) One nutrition education or cognitive behavioral skill session per week.  The programmatic materials are available at the Smart Moves/Bright Bodies website.  A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the intervention group showed a significant decrease in body weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and dietary energy intakes compared to the control group.


Two New USPSTF Videos Available

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF or Task Force) released two new short videos about the role the Task Force plays in preventive medicine and its process for developing evidence-based recommendations. Read more about each video below, and follow the links to hear directly from Dr. Virginia Moyer, chair of the Task Force, and Task Force members Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo and Dr. Mark Ebell.

Watch the USPSTF Overview video to find out more about the role of the Task Force and how it works to achieve its mission of improving preventive health care for all Americans. In this video, Dr. Moyer, Dr. Bibbins-Domingo, and Dr. Ebell discuss how Task Force recommendations can help clinicians and patients decide together whether a preventive service is right for a patientís needs.

Watch the USPSTF Recommendation Process video to see inside the Task Forceís process for developing a recommendation. In this video, the Task Force members discuss creating a research plan, compiling an evidence report, developing a recommendation, and disseminating the recommendation. This video also features the importance of public input in the development of Task Force recommendations.


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