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Celebrate 10 Years with Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.

What are RTIPs and why consider them?

If you have wondered how to use the Community Preventive Services Task Force findings in a community or clinical setting for cancer prevention and control, RTIPs–Research-tested Intervention Programs External Web Site Icon–are for you. The RTIPs website hosts a searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials to provide program planners and public health practitioners easy access to research-tested materials. It is a component of the web portal Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. External Web Site Icon and is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

RTIPs describe evidence-based cancer prevention and control intervention programs that have 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 only include 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.