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Virtual Research Library

Special Topics

Mobile Health

  • Mobile health or ‘mHealth’ describes the use of mobile technology, like phones, tablets, and apps, to provide health care.
  • mHealth is useful in any setting but especially has the potential to expand access to healthcare services in rural or remote areas, improving patient outcomes.
  • mHealth can be used to collect patient data for research and allow providers and patients to communicate easily.

Implementation Science

  • Implementation Science plays a critical role in delivering cancer control practices.
  • Implementation Science includes methods to promote the adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, and policies.
  • Implementation Science examines how evidence-based programs work in the real world.
  • Overview of Implementation Science
    • A comprehensive U.S. National Cancer Institute guide for Cancer Control Practitioners that offers a systematic approach to implement evidence-based, public health programs, regardless of where you are in your implementation process.

Non-Communicable Disease Research

  • Non-communicable disease (NCD) research seeks to prevent and control non-communicable (non-infectious) diseases, such as cancer or diabetes.
  • NCD research is especially important in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) as the burden of NCDs is growing rapidly
  • WHO guide to NCD research
    • This guide from the World Health Organization provides guidance to implementation research in the prevention and control of NCD.

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