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

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November 2012

Inside this Issue...


> DATA  

   New Variables
   Coming Soon to
   State Cancer Profiles

   Join Dr. Ozer in a
   discussion around the
   Teens Increasing
   Preventive Services
   (T.I.P.S. ) Program

   Research to Reality


   Research Tested
   Programs RTIPs

   Teens Increasing
   Preventive Services


   Public Health
   Foundationís Community
   Guide Contest: Enter
   by January 31

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New Variables Coming Soon to State Cancer Profiles

State Cancer Profiles (SCP) will soon be adding small area health insurance estimates, data from the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), and data on childhood obesity. All three additions are expected to be available in January 2013.

SCP will add small area health insurance estimates to the Demographic Data section, which generates tables of expanded Census data. The Census Bureau released small area estimates of health insurance coverage for the first time last year. SCP will provide both state-and county-level information about the percentages of uninsured persons by poverty level. This new feature will help in the evaluation and planning of programs or initiatives geared toward serving the uninsured or low income populations.

SCP also plans to add a section titled "Cancer Knowledge" based on data from HINTS, which collects information about the American publicís access and use of cancer-related information. This new section will contain a knowledge report and knowledge maps that illustrate how people in certain geographic regions answered HINTS questions. It will also provide information about the publicís knowledge on cancer risks, screening, and mortality.

Obesity is an established risk factor for certain cancers, and SCP currently includes data on the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in its Screening and Risk Factors section. SCP will add data on the prevalence of childhood obesity from the Centers for Disease Controlís Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.

Visit statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov to take advantage of new and existing features.


Research to Reality

Join Dr. Ozer in a discussion around the Teens Increasing Preventive Services (T.I.P.S.) Program

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Ozer, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, to the R2R community this month. She is the primary investigator who developed Teens Increasing Preventive Services (T.I.P.S.), the most recent Research-tested Intervention Program (RTIP) to be added to the RTIPs website. Would you like to learn more about this program and download the free program materials? Do you have questions about adapting and implementing this program in your setting? Find out more.

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminar

There is no scheduled cyber-seminar in December, but mark your calendars for January 15, 2013, 2:00Ė3:00pm EST for our next session, which will highlight the NCI/CDC data resource, State Cancer Profiles. Registration will be opening soon.


Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

The Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) (http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/index.do) is a searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials designed to efficiently provide program planners and practitioners with easy access to research-tested materials and implementation guidance.  For a program to be eligible for RTIPs, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Intervention outcome finding(s) must be published in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • The study must have produced one or more positive behavioral and/or psychosocial outcomes (p = .05) among individuals, communities, or populations.
  • Evidence of outcomes must be demonstrated in at least one study, using an experimental or quasi-experimental design.
  • The intervention must have messages, materials, and/or other components that are in Englishandcan be used in a community or clinical setting.
  • The intervention has been conducted within the past 10 years. 

If you are interested in submittingyour program, please visit our on-line registration form located at: http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/register/index.do. If you have any questions, please contact us at: http://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/contact.do.

Teens Increasing Preventive Services (T.I.P.S.)

The program is designed to promote smoking cessation and smoking prevention among adolescents and is delivered by primary care providers. The intervention materials include the following: 1) Provider training workshop manual "TIPS: Teens, Increasing Preventive Services" ; 2) Screening and Counseling Training Steps; 3) Workshop Demo Role-plays; 4) Provider Office Screening Form; and 5) Provider Office Charting Form. A research study was conducted to test the efficacy of the intervention and at posttest, tobacco screening rates were significantly higher in the intervention group compared to the control group.


Public Health Foundationís Community Guide Contest: Enter by January 31

The Public Health Foundationís (PHF) 2013 "Iím Your Community Guide!" Contest is open for entries. Public health organizations are encouraged to share their successes with The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) for a chance to win a conference scholarship and other prizes. State, tribal, local, and territorial health departments; community health coalitions; and other organizations that have used or are currently using findings and recommendations outlined in The Community Guide are urged to submit their stories or testimonials for contest consideration to communications@phf.org through January 31, 2013.


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