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October 2012 Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. e-newsletter

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October 2012

Inside this Issue...




   Research Tested


   Campaigns and
   Informational Approaches
   to Increase Physical
   Activity: Stand-Alone
   Mass Media

  Final Recommendation
  Statement: Menopausal
  Therapy for the
  Hormone Therapy for
  the Primary Prevention
  of Chronic Conditions

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P.L.A.N.E.T. Updates

Participate in the Healthy People 2020 Process! Public Comment Opens October 15, 2012

Participate in the Healthy People 2020 process! The public comment period will be open from October 15, 2012, through 5:00 p.m. ET on November 2, 2012.


Public comments are a cornerstone of Healthy People 2020. There will be opportunities for public input periodically throughout the decade to ensure that Healthy People 2020 reflects current public health priorities.


You will be able to a) comment on proposed new objectives to be added to the Educational and Community-based Programs and Social Determinants of Health topic areas and b) propose new objectives to be included in 1 of the 42 existing Healthy People 2020 topic areas.


To participate in the public comment period, visit the online public comment database beginning on October 15, 2012. Comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. ET on November 2, 2012.


Research to Reality

Join us as we continue the Research to Reality (R2R) fall cyber-seminar series and explore community partnership and adaptation of evidence-based interventions. We will be joined by three of the R2R Mentorship Program participants, Kiameesha Evans from the New Jersey Cancer Institute, Charlene Mitchell from St. Luke Mountain States Tumor Institute in Idaho, and Venice Haynes from Morehouse School of Medicine in Georgia. The speakers will share their experiences with partnering with communities to adapt and implement evidence-based interventions for nutrition, sun safety, and cervical cancer prevention, respectively. Register for the November session today! https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars. Missed the October session or any of the previous cyber-seminars? Access the complete archive of sessions on R2R.


Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Peer Navigator Breast Cancer Screening Program for Korean-American Women
The program is designed to increase knowledge and self-efficacy among women to complete a diagnostic follow-up exam after an abnormal breast cancer screening test. The intervention uses the following: 1) A Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment (English and Korean versions); 2) Cancer Facts for Women (Korean version); 3) Breast Cancer: Your Guide to Breast Self-Awareness video; and 4) Initial Assessment and Intervention Form (English and Korean version). A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, the self-reported completion of diagnostic follow-up exam after breast cancer screening was significantly higher in the intervention group compared to the control group.


Campaigns and Informational Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Stand-Alone Mass Media Campaigns


The November 2012 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine includes the updated evidence review and Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings for Stand-Alone Mass Media Campaigns to Increase Physical Activity. The Task Force concludes there is insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of stand-alone mass media campaigns to increase physical activity at the population level.


Evidence review paper - Brown DR, Soares J, Epping JM, Lankford TJ, Wallace JS, Hopkins D, Ramsey Buchanan L, Orleans CT, Community Preventive Services Task Force. Stand-alone mass media campaigns to increase physical activity. A Community Guide updated review. Am J Prev Med 2012;43(5):551-61.

Findings paper - Community Preventive Services Task Force. Stand-alone mass media campaigns to increase physical activity. Updated findings from the Community Preventive Services Task Force. Am J Prev Med 2012;43(5):562-4.

Visit http://www.thecommunityguide.org/pa/campaigns/massmedia.html to read a summary of the updated review and access the full-text articles.

Final Recommendation Statement: Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued its final recommendation statement on menopausal hormone therapy for the primary prevention of chronic conditions. To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please click here. A fact sheet that explains the final recommendation statement in plain language is also available on this webpage. The final recommendation can also be found in the October 23 online issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.


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