A Public Health Professionals Guide to Evidence-Based Cancer Control Interventions (EBIs)

A health professionals guide to evidence based cancer control interventions

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/state-local-programs/health-equity-guide/index.htm

Cancer Control Planet – Various national organizations

https://cancercontrolplanet.cancer.gov/planet/

The Community Guide – Dept. of Health and Human Services

https://www.thecommunityguide.org/

Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) – George Washington Cancer Center

https://smhs.gwu.edu/cancercontroltap/about

Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) at Allen College

https://www.allencollege.edu/iphrc.aspx

Research Tested Intervention Programs (R-TIPs) – National Cancer Institute

https://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/index.do

Prevention Research Centers (PRC) – University of Iowa College of Public Health