April 2012 Cancer Control PLANET e-newsletter
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Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.
Opportunity for Cancer Control Planners to Partner with Modelers
In 2011, the CDC Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, was able to provide supplementary funding to ongoing Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) work. CDC and NCI are looking to fund up to another two administrative supplements to facilitate CISNET-Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) partnerships this year, and here are the details!
For more information and to download the application form, visit: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/node/200.
Updates on Step 2: Move from Research to Practice
Since launching the site in 2011, we have made several revisions to the site and its content. We are anxious to hear your comments about the Research to Reality community of practice and how we can strengthen its content and relevancy. Please consider participating in our user survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R2Rfeedback
Coalition Corner on R2R
What lies at the intersection of cancer control research and practice? Coalition Corner! This month, Karin Hohman and Leslie Given begin a series of monthly discussions called "Coalition Corner." Karin and Leslie are well regarded for their work with comprehensive cancer control coalitions in most states, as well as tribes, territories, and Pacific Island jurisdictions. Their discussions will focus on topics of interest to coalitions and others engaged in cancer control efforts. This month’s discussion highlights ways to boost coalition efforts. How do these strategies resonate with you? Join the discussion: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/discussions/boost-your-coalition-five-easy-ways. Follow Karin and Leslie each month.
Join us May 8 for R2R’s cyber-seminar on Program Sustainability
In May, Research to Reality will explore public health sustainability—the challenges and facilitators, frameworks, and tools for practitioners and researchers. Dr. Mary Ann Scheirer will provide an overview of sustainability and a framework for public health programs and research. Dr. Doug Luke will then share a new sustainability assessment tool. The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool provides public health programs and their partners with a reliable way to measure capacity for sustainability. Finally, Drs. Susan Tortolero and Alice Ammerman will close the session as panel discussants to share examples of how the available tools and sustainability models can be applied to public health programs, including the successes and challenges their own Prevention Research Center programs have faced.
Registration is open now at: https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars.
Updates on Step 3: Research Reviews of Different Intervention Approaches
USPSTF Draft Recommendation on Screening for Ovarian Cancer Now Available for Public Comment
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released its draft recommendation statement on screening for ovarian cancer. This draft recommendation statement will be posted on the Task Force’s website for public comment from April 10 to May 8, 2012. The comments will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate into the Task Force’s final recommendation statement. To view the draft recommendation statement and submit comments, please visit the USPSTF website.
The Community Guide website is easier to use!
It just got easier to find information you need on The Community Guide website! All the original helpful content is there; however, navigation has been improved. The attractive homepage format includes a quick-reference, rotating news feature. The homepage also more prominently displays Community Preventive Services Task Force meeting information. The improved layout allows selection of the topics you are looking for from the either the body of the homepage or from a drop-down menu. All information on the website is quickly accessed by hovering over the new drop-down menu that appears across the top of all pages. Comments on the new functionality of the website are welcome via "Contact Us" in the right margin of www.thecommunityguide.org.
Updates on Step 4: Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)
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