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UICC World Cancer Congress 2006
Bridging the Gap: Transforming Knowledge into Action
July 8-12, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Methods: Our approach integrated evidence from published research, expert opinion, current practices of the Society and other organizations, and client, volunteer and staff experiences. Specifically, we examined the benefits of group support, the issues and difficulties of offering group programs, the design factors impacting effectiveness, marketing practices, budget requirements and appropriate evaluation tools
Results: Based on the evidence collected, a Group Support Program Planning Workbook was developed to help guide the development of new programs and/or improve existing ones.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the process used to transform existing knowledge and experience about group support programs into a decision-making tool for program planning. Highlights of our findings about effective group support programming, and our recommendations for future action will also be shared.