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Practice Tools

The tools listed below are intended to primarily help health practitioners and policymakers better understand, plan for and implement evidence-based practices, programs, and interventions into routine health care and public health settings.

Cancer Control Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools (P.L.A.N.E.T.)

The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. web portal provides cancer control planners, program staff and researchers with access to web-based resources that can help them to:

  • Assess the cancer and/or risk factor burden within a given state or county;
  • Increase collaboration between researchers, planners and policy makers;
  • Understand current research findings and scientific recommendations;
  • Inform research and policy;
  • Access and download evidence-based programs and products; and
  • Access guidelines to evaluate and translate research into practice.

The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T e-newsletter is available to subscribers to receive bimonthly updates on the cancer control resources, upcoming events, and more.

  • IS Team Role: The IS team oversees the management of the resources found on the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T web portal; providing direction on content and topic areas on the web portal to assist users with bridging the research discovery/program delivery gap and increase the adoption of evidence-based approaches across the cancer control continuum. The IS team also seeks to provide research/practice partnership tools to allow for increased collaboration with researchers and practitioners and policy makers. 
  • IS Team Lead: Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH

Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

The Research-tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) website is one of the evidence-based resource tools on the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. portal. The RTIPs website is a searchable database of cancer control interventions and related program materials. The site is designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners with easy and immediate access to research-tested materials.  Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), RTIPs provides a review of programs available for use in a community or clinical setting. Currently, there are over 165 programs available on the RTIPs website across a range of health topics (e.g., tobacco control, HPV vaccination, cancer screening, survivorship/supportive care), delivery settings (e.g., community- and faith-based organizations, schools, clinical settings), and target populations (e.g., adolescents, adults, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Asians, Whites).

  • IS Team Role: The IS team leads the RTIPs multi-phase process. Specifically, members of the IS team work with a contractor to identify prospective programs and, if the program meets the RTIPs eligibility criteria, the principal investigator of the study is invited to submit their program materials. Once received, the program is rated on three criteria: research integrity, intervention impact, and dissemination capability. Programs are also assessed based on the RE-AIM Scoring Instrument. Once reviewed, the program is posted to the RTIPs website and associated materials are made available for use. 
  • Is Team Lead: Annabelle Uy, MS

Cancer Trends Progress Report

The Cancer Trends Progress Report, first issued in 2001, summarizes our nation's advances against cancer in relation to Healthy People targets set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Cancer Trends Progress Report is designed to help the nation review past efforts and plan future ones. The public can use the report to better understand the nature and results of strategies to fight cancer. Researchers, clinicians, and public health providers can focus on the gaps and opportunities identified in the report, paving the way for future progress against cancer. Policymakers can use the report to evaluate our progress relative to our investment in cancer research discovery, program development, and service delivery.

  • IS Team Role: The IS team coordinates data collection, graph development, and text revisions of the Cancer Trends Progress Report. The Team advises on decisions pertaining to the inclusion and exclusion of measures and new features and content for the report. The IS Team also coordinates and convenes internal and external work groups and its subgroups.
  • Acting IS Team Lead: Antoinette Percy-Laurry, DrPH, MSPH