What are RTIPs and why consider them?
If you have ever wondered how to apply the Task Force findings related to cancer prevention and control, RTIPs -- Research-tested Intervention Programs -- are for you. RTIPs can help cancer control program staff, planners, and researchers make decisions about the best program options for their needs.
- RTIPs are developed under the auspices of the National Cancer Institute as part of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. , a Web portal that provides access to scientifically valid information available about comprehensive cancer control.
- They describe evidence-based cancer prevention and control intervention programs with the following characteristics:
- Implemented in community or clinical settings for specific populations
- Developed and tested by researchers
- Included free program materials that can be previewed, downloaded or ordered on CD-ROM
- Included program materials that can be previewed and ordered directly from the developer (cost may apply)
- RTIPs include only programs that meet the following criteria.
- Intervention research outcomes have been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
- The study must have produced one or more positive behavioral or psychosocial outcomes (p≤.05) among individuals, communities, or populations.
- The evidence of outcomes must be demonstrated in at least one study, using an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Experimental designs require a random assignment, a control or comparison group, and pre- and post-intervention assessments. Quasi-experimental designs do not require random assignment, but do require a comparison or control group and pre- and post-intervention assessments. Studies that are based on single group, pre/posttest designs do not meet this requirement.
- Programs’ messages, materials and other intervention components include English and can be disseminated in a U.S. community or clinical setting.
- Interventions must have been conducted or tested within the last 10 years.
- Page last reviewed: November 1, 2013
- Page last updated: November 1, 2013
- Content source: The Guide to Community Preventive Services