Each year, approximately 1.6 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer, and approximately 500,000 die from the disease. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsors and administers RTIPs, a searchable database of evidence-based cancer control programs designed to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy access to research-tested materials. RTIPs aims to decrease chronic diseases, reduce cancer disparities, and improve overall health care in community and clinical settings.
Dr. Douglas described the role of RTIPs in cancer prevention; the domains, approaches, and outcomes of posted programs; and the method by which the programs are evaluated and rated, both for their dissemination capability and intervention impact. She also demonstrated how to access and search RTIPs. Annabelle Uy, NCI, provided input for the presentation along with Stephen Gardner, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Hayes.
The 4-day conference was hosted by National Louis University and cosponsored by Michigan State University, Global Alliance, and Psychologists for Social Responsibility.