EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

Professional Development

CANCER SCREENING UNIT, QUEENSLAND HEALTH

The state-wide Quality Group for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program met for a capacity building workshop. Brianna Fjeldsoe and Sheleigh Lawler (School of Public Health, The University of Queensland) facilitated a 4-hour session. We surveyed workshop attendees before the session to learn about their existing experiences and knowledge and to under what they wanted out of the workshop session. Based on these survey responses, the aims of this workshop were for attendees to: understand the need for evidence-based practice;  understand and be able to apply the current evidence on cancer screening participation strategies; develop an ‘in-progress’ program logic model for attendees’ NBCSP Participation Plan; and, build confidence in their ability to use tools and resources to make the most of the new funding opportunity. Twelve health promotion officers from across the State attended the workshop, and eight attendees completed the feedback survey. Feedback on the session was very positive. Attendees reported a common key learning from the workshop was: “evidence is evidence, on the ground doing what we do is evidence!”