A Public Health Professionals Guide to Evidence-Based Cancer Control Interventions (EBIs)
By: Rachel Schramm, communications and outreach coordinator, Iowa Cancer Consortium
As public health practitioners, we are constantly assessing community needs and staying up-to-date with lessons learned from our peers. Especially in times of outbreaks or emergencies, this allows practitioners to start along path and have others follow them – adapting and making changes as they move along.
In cancer control, there are a plethora of organizations and websites that help organize the evidence and best-practices at the state and national level. These are websites that our staff reference regularly and resources which were used and cited within the 2018-2022 Iowa Cancer Plan to guide Iowa’s work to reduce the burden of cancer.
Advancing Health Equity & Preventing Chronic Disease – CDC
Cancer Control Planet – Various national organizations
The Community Guide – Dept. of Health and Human Services
Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) – George Washington Cancer Center
Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) at Allen College
Research Tested Intervention Programs (R-TIPs) – National Cancer Institute
Prevention Research Centers (PRC) – University of Iowa College of Public Health