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Education and Training for Health Professionals

  • Updated: 08/25/2011

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For Public Health Program Planners

Using What Works
Format:  Web-based self-study
Time: Self-paced

Using What Works is a train-the trainer course for health promotors and educators. It teaches users how to plan a health education program using evidence-based programs.

Cancer Control .PL.A.N.E.T. Training
Format:  PowerPoint slides with accompanying text
Time: Self-paced

P.L.A.N.E.T. stands for Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidence-based Tools. This training provides a brief overview of the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Website and the resources available there, include research/practice partnership tools.

Research to Reality Cyber-Seminars
Format: Webinar, podcast
Time: Self-paced

The Research to Reality Cyber-Seminars are webinars designed to bring researchers and cancer control practitioners together to discuss the successes and challenges of translating research into practice. Information about upcoming cyber-seminars and archived presentations are located on the Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. website.

State Cancer Profiles: Tutorials
Format: Online tutorial instructions are displayed in a separate window and sized to allow users to view them while completing the tutorials
Time: Self-paced

Step-by-step tutorials explain how to use the various tables and graphs available on the State Cancer Profiles website. These are located in the "Help and About" section of the State Profiles home page.

National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) Web Tutorials
Format: Online tutorial
Time: Self-paced

National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) data provide an opportunity to study nutrition, physical activity, and chronic health conditions in the United States. These web-based tutorials are meant to promote broader, more proficient use of NHANES data.

Modeling the Impact of Cancer Control Efforts on U.S. Colorectal Cancer Mortality Introductory Tutorial
Format: Online tutorial
Time: Self-paced

The colorectal cancer mortality projections tutorial shows results of simulation modeling-computer simulations of colorectal diseases progression in a population with the characteristics of the US population. This information can be used to:

    • See how policy options to increase cancer prevention, screening, and access to state-of-the-science treatment can affect future mortality trends.
    • Help determine cancer control program priority areas for new intervention investments.
    • Identify research questions and opportunities.

Cancer Classroom Series
Format: Webinar Presentations; Closed Captioned
Time: Self-paced

The Cancer Classroom webinars provide the educational content, tools, and resources necessary for health professionals, especially those working in public health, to address cancer as a public health problem.