Tools of the Trade: Multicomponent Interventions to Increase Cancer Screening

Aug 11,2017 | Consortium_staff Webinars

Research to Reality Cyberseminar Series
Date(s): July 18, 2017

The July NCI Research to Reality cyber-seminar spotlighted the systematic review evidence underlying multicomponent interventions to increase cancer screening and described how New York state has used this approach to reduce the burden of cancer among residents.

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends multicomponent interventions to increase breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening based on a systematic review of available evidence. The Task Force makes their findings “actionable” through The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide).

Using the Task Force recommendations, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control (BCPC) worked with community and clinical service/health system partners and contractors across the state to coordinate and implement evidence-based approaches to increase cancer screening. Interventions included client reminders, small media, mass media, and programs and policies to reduce structural barriers.

During this webinar, participants will learn more about The Community Guide and activities underway to help communities use evidence-based recommendations and findings found in The Community Guide to take action and implement community health improvement activities in collaboration with health departments and other community partners.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the cyberseminar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the history and future directions of the Community Guide.
  • Understand how the Community Guide can be used at the local level to improve health and prevent cancer using evidence-based strategies.
  • Discuss the challenges and facilitators to utilizing the Community Guide at the local level.


  • Yinan Peng, PhD, MPH
  • Devon Okasako-Schmucker, MPH
  • Heather Dacus DO, MPH

 The session is recorded and archived on Research to Reality’s cyberseminar archives.