Jon will present an overview of the prevention and knowledge translation and exchange approaches used by Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to implement Canada’s Cancer Control Strategy. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors, and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. The Partnership’s work spans the cancer control continuum, from prevention and screening to research and supportive care. Our collaborative approach is mindful of the patient voice, and strives to be culturally responsive to the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
The primary prevention portfolio represents the second largest investment by the Partnership after research, with strategic initiatives focused on multidisciplinary and multijurisdictional cancer and chronic disease prevention, monitoring healthy public policies, surveillance of environmental exposures, and evaluation support for real-world chronic disease prevention initiatives in Canada. In addition, all of the prevention portfolio strategic initiatives have a significant focus on actively engaging research, practice (both public health and primary care), and policy specialists across Canada in regular knowledge exchange efforts through face-to-face meetings, workshops, and conferences, as well as collaborative workspaces on the Partnership’s Cancer View Canada Web portal, and through other IT tools to promote the integration of the lessons learned from science with the lessons learned from service.
Jon F. Kerner, PhD
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