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February 2014 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

 

February 2014

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COLLABORATION

 

 

 

 

 

What is new on the R2R Community of Practice this month?

 

 

 

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PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

High Five for Kids

 

 

 

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RESEARCH SYNTHESIS

 

 

 

 

 

New Task Force Findings and Review Information Available for Physical Activity

 

 

 

 

 

Final Research Plan: Behavioral Counseling and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women

 

 

 

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PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

New Resources for International Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans

 

 

 

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COLLABORATION:

Research To Reality

What is new on the R2R Community of Practice this month?

  • Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar Series
    Reaching Smokers in the Age of Mobile Technology: Resources, Networks, and Messaging – Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
    Join us as we examine how networks of quitlines interact and share innovations in quitline practices. We will also explore how text messaging as a smoking cessation resource platform may be a better suited method for reaching a new generation of smokers. More Information and Registration.
     
  • When it comes to achieving widespread HPV vaccination, there is much work to do. The President’s Cancer Panel, a group independent from NCI, released their latest report Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake; Urgency for Action to Prevent Cancer.  Jennifer Sienko posted a letter on behalf of PCP Chair Dr Barbara Rimer with her perspective on the report to R2R. Read Dr. Rimer’s discussion and share your perspectives.
     
  • Close to 300 participants tuned in to the February Cyber seminar: “Tobacco Control Strategies for the Next Generation: Working for a Tobacco-free Future” and the informative discussion that followed. Have you partnered with 211 or have questions about others’ experiences? Questions about public policy around e-cigarettes and their impact of tobacco control initiatives?  View the archive and add your voice to the wide-ranging discussion.
     
  • How can you increase the chances your program can be sustained after its initial launch? In May 2012, our R2R cyber-seminar “Making It Last” explored this topic. How delighted we were when Annaliese Calhoun posted about updated tools and recent publications. Have any of you used the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool since the webinar? If so, what was your experience like? What do you think are some of the biggest challenges when it comes to planning for the sustainability of a program or initiative? Join the discussion!
     
  • Radon is everywhere – but very prominent on R2R this month! EPA, CDC, the Environmental Law Institute and Canadian Cancer Society, lent their perspectives and resources to our ongoing discussion on radon and cancer control. Share your story about radon-control programs in your state and community.
     
  • Since its launch nearly two years ago, the RTIPS Featured Partner initiative has linked the R2R community with the researchers behind the latest evidence-based initiatives from the RTIPS repository.

    This month, we are excited to highlight our RTIPS Featured Partner OJ Sahler. Read our interview with Dr. Sahler and her thoughts on adapting Bright IDEAS, an intervention that reduces emotional distress in mothers of children recently diagnosed with cancer. Share your thoughts and questions in her related discussion.

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


PROGRAMS:

High Five for Kids

The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers.  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 patients in the intervention group reported a significant decrease in pain and nausea symptoms than the control group.  In addition, caregivers in the intervention group were significantly more comfortable in providing touch and massage more effectively to the patient than the control group.


RESEARCH SYNTHESIS:

New Task Force Findings and Review Information Available for Physical Activity

The Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) released the following evidence-based recommendation for Increasing Physical Activity: Behavioral and Social Approaches to Increase Physical Activity:  Enhanced School-Based Physical Education

Final Research Plan: Behavioral Counseling and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a final Research Plan on behavioral counseling and pharmacotherapy interventions for tobacco cessation in adults, including pregnant women. The draft Research Plan for this topic was posted for public comment from November 7 to December 4, 2013. The Task Force reviewed all of the comments that were submitted and took them into consideration as it finalized the Research Plan. To view the final Research Plan, please go to: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
/uspstf14/tobacadult/tobacfinalresplan.htm


PLAN:

New Resources for International Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans

The International Cancer Control Partnership is a group of organizations whose members were already individually working to support country cancer control planning efforts.  Now these organizations are working together on identified priorities to maximize their collective resources and avoid duplication of effort. They launched a web-portal in November 2013 which provides access to resources as well as a searchable database of over 100 cancer plans and emerging non-communicable disease plans that we are linking to from the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.  For more information, visit our link: International Comprehensive Cancer Control Plans


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