Education and Training

Regional training opportunities

Putting public health evidence in action

The OCTRI Community Research Hub, via partners with the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN), offers a full day training on evidence-based approaches once a year.  We regularly choose training locations outside of the Portland-metro that may be more convenient to those living in rural regions of the state.  The local training team has modified the curricula and training approach to be highly interactive, supportive of community program planners and project leaders in developing skills to use evidence-based approaches and apply new tools toward planning and evaluating community health interventions.

Goals of the training include general capacity building for implementing evidence-based approaches, demonstrating how evidence-based approaches can save time and money, and helping community leaders determine and evaluate whether their programs are effective.  All of these goals and the use of the curricula and resources may communicate efficacy to funders, which in turn may affect the receipt and maintenance of funding support

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Online education, training and resources

Research to Reality (R2R)

Research to Reality is an interactive community of practice developed by the National Cancer Institute.  Join more than 2300 cancer control researchers and practitioners to connect and collaborate; ask questions; discuss ideas and solutions; share useful resources and tools; and participate in cyber-seminars and other events.

The Community Guide to Preventive Services

The Community Guide is a website that houses the official collection of all Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings and the systematic reviews on which they are based.  It is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.  Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

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