Research–practice partnerships are essential for integrating evidence-based practices, programs, and interventions into health care and public health settings. Learn about our partnerships that facilitate and encourage collaboration between research and practice communities.
Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN)
CPCRN is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. By drawing on the established Prevention Research Centers’ guidelines and strong community ties, CPCRN conducts community-based, participatory cancer research across its eight network centers, regardless of academic affiliations and geographic boundaries. Learn more about CPCRN’s workgroups that are formed regularly to investigate areas of interest to the network.
Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP)
Through coordination and collaboration, CCCNP assists comprehensive cancer control (CCC) coalitions to develop and sustain implementation of CCC plans at the state, tribe, territory, U.S. Pacific Island jurisdiction, and local levels. The CCC National Partnership is an influential group of 18 leading cancer organizations that use their combined strengths and resources to change the trajectory of the cancer burden in the United States by facilitating and providing support to CCC coalitions and by coordinating national CCC efforts.
Research to Reality (R2R)
From 2011 to 2018, NCI convened Research to Reality (R2R), an online community of practice designed to bring together cancer control practitioners and researchers to discuss moving evidence-based programs into practice. Developed and supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this community was both an information resource and a forum where members can connect and collaborate with other public health professionals to ask questions, discuss ideas and solutions, share useful resources and tools, and participate in cyber-seminars and other events. Our nearly 3,000 members connected and collaborated with other public health professionals, asked questions, discussed ideas and solutions, shared useful resources and tools, and participated in cyber seminars and other events.
R2R was developed in response to Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. users’ need to have a better, timelier way to engage their colleagues and share experiences.