November 2013 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter
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- Using Social and New Media for Cancer Control: When we issued our Call for Abstracts this summer, we hoped we would identify a few cancer control programs who were using new and social media platforms in innovative ways. We were overwhelmed by the number and breadth of the abstracts we received and therefore decided to hold a two-part cyber-seminar series. This month, we featured two diverse applications. Deborah Vollmer Dahlke discussed the iOS application for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (ages 15-39), to assess their health habits using a theory-based interactive tool that includes a BMI calculator. Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard demonstrated how the virtual environment Second Life (SL) was used as an educational intervention to increase the knowledge of HPV. Thank you to everyone who joined the seminar and especially to our wonderful speakers who shared the exciting resources that their organizations have worked on.
We know there are lots of others doing great work in this area too and we would love to hear from you and have you share your experience and knowledge...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members. Let us know what new and social media tools you are using in your cancer control efforts. What lessons have you learned that others might benefit from? Join us in the discussion!
- What are you doing about radon? We were intrigued by a recent article in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease which noted that although several states have radon-specific policies, approximately half of cancer coalitions may not be aware of radon as a public health issue. We are pleased to sponsor a series of discussions with the study's author and an opportunity to share your story about radon-control programs in your state and community. Find out more.
- Does Your Coalition Have a Resource Plan? In this month’s Coalition Corner, Karin and Leslie outline some steps and specific actions you should consider when developing a resource plan to support the implementation of your CCC plan. Does your CCC coalition already have a resource plan? If yes, great! Join the discussion and link to your resource plan.
- In this month’s RTIPS Meet-up, chat with Dr Richard Rosenkranz about Healthier Troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program). What are your experiences working with youth and physical activity programs? What suggestions would you offer others looking to move evidence-based programs into practice in these contexts?
- 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!
The program is designed to increase physical activity and promote healthy dietary habits to reduce obesity. The intervention programmatic materials are available through the program website. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the intervention group increased their physical activity significantly higher than the control group.
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