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National Cancer Institute Research-tested Intervention Programs RTIPs - Moving Science into Programs for People

Use this Web site to:

  • Find research-tested intervention programs and products.
  • Review summary information and usefulness/integrity scores for each program.
  • Order or download materials to adapt for use in your own program.
  • Obtain readability scores for products distributed to the public.

RTIPs and Research Reviews

The Guide to Community Preventive Services evaluates the effectiveness of broad intervention categories through systematic research reviews. RTIPs is a database of actual programs and products that you can adapt for your own use. Look for links to applicable Community Guide findings where you see the symbol:
Guide to Community Preventive Services


Program topics now available:


New programs featured:

  • Informed Decision Making
  •  - A Web-based Decision Aid for Prostate Cancer Screening (Post date: December 2008)
  • Sun Safety
  •   - SunSafe in the Middle School Years (Post date: November 2008)
  • Physical Activity
  •   - Evaluation and Modification of Exercise Patterns in the Natural Environment (Post date: October 2008)

     New programs are released periodically. Please check for updates.

    New Adaptation Tool Available:

    • Using What Works Using What Works: a train-the-trainer course that teaches users how to adapt a research-tested intervention program to the local community context

    Register your program now and be part of the RTIPs Community.

    We welcome your feedback on the Research-tested Intervention Programs Web site. To submit feedback or a program for review, please contact us. Thank you for helping to improve this site for the cancer control community.

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