The Cancer Information Service (CIS) was established in 1975 by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to meet the information needs of cancer patients, their families, health professionals, and the public.
As the nation's foremost source for cancer information, the CIS applies a unique health communications model to bring the latest research findings on cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and supportive care to the nation.
It does this through two main program components : a toll-free telephone service (1-800-4-CANCER) and an outreach program that focuses on providing technical assistance, specifically to partners reaching minority and underserved audiences.
During its 22-year history, more than 7.5 million callers have reached the CIS telephone service.
In addition, 100,000 requests are received each year from 4,500 organizations nationwide seeking cancer-related outreach expertise.
This overview describes the CIS model for health communications, describes the program's impact in broad terms, and defines the critical role evaluation plays in each program component. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Communication information, Service santé, Entretien, Téléphone, Evaluation, Modèle, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Organisation santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Information communication, Health service, Interview, Telephone, Evaluation, Models, Human, United States, North America, America, Public health organization
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0533871
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 23/03/1999.