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

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools – Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Links to comprehensive cancer control resources for public health professionals


August 2013

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Activities and discussions on Research to Reality this month!






Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar: September 17, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm ET






Activities and discussions on Research to Reality this month!












Final Recommendation Statement: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents












Flu-FIT and Flu-FOBT Program










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Think Global Act Local

APHA 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition
November 2-6, 2013
Boston, MA

Registration Now Open for LI 2016:  Putting Evidence into Action for Chronic Disease Prevention - Saturday, November 2, 2013; 8:00am-5:30pm

Course overview
Evidence-based approaches (EBAs), including programs, strategies and policies, have been proven effective by research but remain underutilized by public health practitioners at community and state levels. The purpose of this interactive Learning Institute is to provide public health practitioners with the skills and knowledge to use data and resources to identify, select, and adopt or adapt EBAs for chronic disease prevention.  This training teaches participants a conceptual framework in using EBAs including programs, strategies and policies. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Use data to conduct a community assessment
  • Use and leverage data to select and adapt EBAs
  • Identify evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs, policies and strategies
  • Select, adopt and/or adapt an EBA for use in local community settings
  • Evaluate implementation and outcomes of evidence-based interventions

Michael Sanchez, MPH CHES1; Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, CHES2; Michelle L. Carvalho, MPH, CHES2, Burton O. Cowgill, PhD3; Shaina Sowles, MPH, CHES4

1National Cancer Institute, 2Emory University, 3University of California, Los Angeles, 4Washington University in St. Louis

Contact: sanchezgarciama@mail.nih.gov

How to Register
The APHA 2013 Annual Meeting and Learning Institute registration opened June 3 at http://www.apha.org/meetings/registration/.

To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to


Research To Reality

This month, we passed the 1600 member mark for the Research to Reality Community of Practice.  In addition to the more than 300 participants who join our monthly cyber-seminars, the site is visited more than 3,000 times a month, generating an average of more than 7,000 page views.  Help us build a robust community of practice by logging on and joining the array of activity and discussion on Research to Reality this month!

Activities and discussions on Research to Reality this month!

  • We are excited to highlight our RTIPS Featured Partner, Dr. Michael Potter! Read our interview with Dr. Potter and his thoughts on adapting and implementing “FLU-FIT and FLU-FOBT”. Dr. Potter invites your comments and experiences implementing similar programs that couple screening efforts with primary care. Share your thoughts and questions in his related discussion.
  • Is your cancer coalition working to educate and inform key decision makers? Don’t miss this month’s Coalition Corner! Share Leslie Given and Karin Holman as they discuss how coalitions are increasingly adopting PSE planning and implementation models.  Join the discussion.


  • In his monthly blog post, Dr Russ Glasgow discusses training needs of researchers and practitioners around implementation science. How can we best build the future? Join the discussion today!


  • Is your organization, coalition, institute or center planning a meeting for this fall? Highlight your work on R2R by submitting it to the Events calendar!

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar: September 17, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm ET
The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Cancer Control

Join us for our next R2R cyber-seminar and this timely and important topic. September’s session will explore the current and future impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on cancer control programs and research.  The session will feature Carter Steger, from the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network, who will provide a national perspective on this topic and Dr. Jennifer Redmond, from the University of Kentucky, who will lead a discussion on the impact of the ACA at the state and local levels.  More Information and Registration.


Final Recommendation Statement: Primary Care Interventions to Prevent Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today its final Recommendation Statement on primary care interventions to prevent tobacco use in children and adolescents. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/tobacco/tbacfinalrs.htm. The final Recommendation Statement can also be found in this week’s online issue of Pediatrics and Annals of Internal Medicine.


Flu-FIT and Flu-FOBT Program

The program is designed to increase colorectal cancer screening among adults.  The intervention programmatic materials are available through the program website.  A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention during the flu season and at posttest, there was a significantly increase in the percentage of completing a Fecal Occult Blood Testing (FOBT) and any colorectal cancer screening test in the intervention group than the comparison group.


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