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Informed Decision Making

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State Cancer ProfilesExternal link (CDC, NCI) - Statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts


Research to RealityExternal link (NCI)

Research Synthesis

Guide to Community Preventive Services (Federally supported) - Recommendations for population-based intervention approaches


Research-tested Intervention Programs (NCI) - Summary statements, ratings and program materials from cancer prevention and control studies

Sample program:

  • “The PSA Test for Prostate Cancer: Is it Right for ME?” - Designed to enhance knowledge and increase patient participation in the decision making process for prostate cancer screening


Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM)External link

  • This site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework; the RE-AIM framework is designed to enhance the quality, speed, and public health impact of efforts to translate research into practice


Guidance for Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning (CDC) - Guidance for linking research to practice
International Plans for Comprehensive Cancer ControlExternal link
US Plans for Comprehensive Cancer ControlExternal link
Prevention & Care ManagementExternal link (AHRQ) - Resources and materials for linking research and practice