The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to study why evidence-based practices for cancer control have not been widely adopted or implemented despite the steady development and review of these interventions, procedures, programs and strategies.
CDC seeks info on use of evidence-based practices for cancer control
According to an announcement scheduled to be published in the Aug. 22 Federal Register, the CDC's proposed data collection aims to identify how evidence-based approaches are being used to develop comprehensive cancer-control plans; how cancer-control programs identify evidence-based practices; which practices have been adopted by cancer-control programs; and what challenges and unintended consequences have been seen in their implementation.
The study will consist of two Web-based surveys, with the first aimed at the directors of 66 National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program-funded efforts and the second designed for key program partners or collaborators identified by each program director.
"Given the gap between the development of EBPs (evidenced-based practices) and their use, public health and cancer-control organizations need to place greater emphasis on the promotion and dissemination of these practices among those who can use them to improve population health," the CDC said in the announcement.
The CDC will collect comments on the proposed study for 60 days at [email protected]
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