Cyber-Seminar: Adapting and Using Evidence-Based Programs with Community PartnersThe November 13 NCI Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will highlight three R2R Mentorship Program projects that are working with community partners to adapt and implement evidence-based interventions.
Kiameesha Evans, program director at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, is adapting a diet and nutrition program to include physical activity and is piloting the intervention with several faith-based organizations. Venice Haynes, program coordinator at the Morehouse School of Medicine, has partnered with a local foundation to adapt a cervical cancer awareness program for African American faith-based communities in Atlanta. Finally, Charlene Mitchell, an infection prevention practitioner at St. Luke's Medical Center in Idaho, adapted a sun-safety program for use at rural Idaho public pools.
Evans, Haynes, and Mitchell will share overviews of their projects, outcomes, and lessons learned about partnership, adaptation, and implementation relevant to other communities and researchers interested in these types of cancer control interventions.
To learn more about the R2R Mentorship Program, the projects, and to read the mentees' stories, visit the program's website.
For more information and to register, visit the R2R website, where you can join discussions. All R2R cyber-seminars are archived on the website about 1 week after the presentation. For more information on the cyber-seminar series, please e-mail ResearchtoReality@mail.nih.gov.