Practice Tools

Use these tools to understand, plan for, and implement evidence-based practices, programs, and interventions into routine health care and public health settings.


Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP)

Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP)

The EBCCP website is a searchable database of cancer control programs and implementation materials. EBCCP gives program planners and public health practitioners easy and immediate access to evidence-based materials. The site outlines programs available for use in a community or clinical setting. Currently, there are over 200 programs available on the EBCCP website across many 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, Hispanics or Latinos, Asians, whites).


Implementation Science at a Glance

Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)

Implementation Science at a Glance is a workbook designed specifically for cancer control practitioners. It provides a succinct overview of the rapidly evolving field. 

This workbook was written by members of the National Cancer Institute Implementation Science team and reviewed by public health practitioners and implementation researchers.

Through summaries of key theories, methods, and models, the guide shows how the use of implementation science can support the effective adoption of evidence-based interventions.

Case studies illustrate how practitioners are successfully applying implementation science in their cancer control programs.


Putting Public Health Evidence in Action

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) logo

Putting Public Health Evidence in Action, developed by the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN), is an interactive training curriculum to support community program planners, health educators and practitioners in developing capacity to use evidence-based approaches to improve the health of their community.  

Resources needed to plan and deliver a “Putting Public Health Evidence in Action” training workshop with links to videos and supporting materials are available.  


Making Data Talk: A Workbook

Making Data Talk

This workbook provides key information, practical suggestions, and examples on how to effectively communicate health-related scientific data to the public, policy makers, and the media.


Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T

NCI Cancer Control Planet logo

From 2003 to 2021, the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality collaborated to support the Cancer Control Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools (P.L.A.N.E.T) website. The site provided cancer control planners, program staff and researchers with access to evidence-based resources in an effort to reduce cancer risk, the number of new cancer cases, and the number of deaths from cancer, as well as enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors.

The Evidence Based Cancer Control Programs (EBCCP) site was developed in response to Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T users’ need to easily access program materials for evidence-based cancer control programs and remains active.


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 helps the nation review past efforts and plan future ones. It uses national trend data to illustrate where improvements have been made.

This report is accessible to the public, health professionals, and policymakers. The progress report can help the public 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. This increased focus is paving the way for future progress against cancer. Policymakers can use the report to gauge our progress relative to our investment.

Last Updated
September 29, 2022