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Sept 4, 2016 Op-ed

"Medicare cuts would scorch patientsWritten by Armin for many reasons and for the many family, friends and colleagues who have, are, and will face the need for access to the best advice and best drugs possible.  

NEW!  November is Native American Heritage Month:  Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), in partnership with OMHRC: Webinar. Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources. This webinar will share tips for navigating the Healthy Native Youth website, highlight a few of the health curricula available on the site, and encourage participants to submit their own programs for inclusion. November 22, 2016, 2:00 pm ET. Register.

University of Washington/Indigenous Wellness Research Institute: Training. Lauhoe - Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training 2 (IHART2) Program. This program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to ameliorating health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Deadline is December 15, 2016. Learn more.  

CCC National Partners from the Spring Semi-Annual Meeting / April 13-15, 2016 at American Cancer Society Corporate Center Office in Atlanta, GA
Seated from Left to Right: Katy Gore – National Association of County and City Health Officials, Lorrie Graaf – American Cancer Society, Ena Wanliss – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cindy Vinson – National Cancer Institute,  Nikki Hayes – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pamela Jackson – Intercultural Cancer Council, Mandi Pratt Chapman – GW Cancer Institute, 
Standing from Left to Right: Sarah Shafir, American Cancer Society, Leslie Given, Strategic Health Concepts, Bill Furmanski, Truth Initiative, Margaret Farrell - National Cancer Institute, Nina Miller – American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Angela Moore – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Citseko Staples Miller - American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Todd Tyler – American Cancer Society, David Chamblee – National Cancer Institute, Daphne Delgado – YMCA of the USA, Cameron Massey – Livestrong Foundation, Erica Haller-Stevenson - National Association of County and City Health Officials, Karin Hohman – Strategic Health Concepts, Aubrey Villalobos – GW Cancer Institute, Antoinette Percy-Laurry – National Cancer Institute, Annette Gardner – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Updated by:  PNassi 10/06/2016

OVAC, Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2016

We have signed onto The American Academy of Dermatology Association's letter.   ICC-Caucus

Moonshot Update

The Report IS OUT download it, read it, support it... Moonshot report here...​

OVAC Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

APPROPRIATIONS STATUS REPORT, Update on OVAC 2017, To One Voice Against Cancer Members:   ICC-Caucus

Cancer Todayrecognizes one of our own! Congratulations to Jim Williams on this outstanding feature story.​  If you are interested in subscribing to Cancer Today magazine please click here

Updated by:  PNassi 10/06/2016

Cancer Disparities Research Network is sponsoring through the NCI GMaP program click here for the program details.


Patient Resource LLC, makes available a great set of FREE print resources for Cancer Patients.  Check them out. Use them in your community survivorship efforts.  how to order .  If you have other questions or suggestions contact:

Debby at prp@patientresource.com, Phone 800-497-7530

George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute Released Two New Toolkits

Through funding from CDC, the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute developed and released two new tool kits.
1)      Advancing the Field of Cancer Patient Navigation Toolkit will guide states/tribes/territories in advancing patient   navigation.  We hope you will use this resource to:
a)      Educate and train patient navigators
b)      Provide technical assistance to members of your coalition
c)      Build navigation networks at the state/tribe/territorial level
d)      Identify policy approaches to sustain patient navigation.
Click on the following link to download the toolkit ( Download the toolkit).
2)      World Cancer Day Social Media Toolkit will help public health professionals design a media strategy built around Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day (Thursday February 4, 2016).  We hope you will use this resource to promote cancer prevention strategies through social media outlets. Click on the following link to download the toolkit (Cancer Prevention Month and World Cancer Day Social Media Toolkit).
For additional information and other technical assistance resources provided through this cooperative agreement, please contract Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Control, at Avillalobos@gwmail.gwu.edu or 202 994-2680.

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2016

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today released a first of its kind poll examining Americans' concerns about their health care and coverage. 

"Now is the time to motivate change and innovation among our political leaders to improve access and quality in health care," concluded Thorpe.  Review the findings here and join PFCD in the #Fight4Health.

Greetings Colleagues

I’m pleased to announce the availability of a new policy brief, “Lung Cancer Screening Programs – Policies and Practices for Cancer Prevention.”

The purpose of this brief is to describe how NCCCP grantees can increase awareness about lung cancer screening   programs, including cigarette smoking cessation, for personsat high risk for lung cancer. It includes links to websites with information about cigarette smoking cessation and lung cancer screening, as well as a list of potential partners to engage in lung cancer screening program efforts. Examples of lung cancer screening-related activities conducted by some NCCCP grantees are also provided.
A PDF of the brief is attached and can also be found on the CIC SharePoint site and at  http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp/toolkits_index.htm.
For additional information, contact:
Brooke Steele, DO, Medical Epidemiologist
Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
BSteele1@cdc.gov; (770) 488-4287.
Nikki Hayes, MPH
Branch Chief
Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention