Resource Repository

Welcome to the GW Cancer Control TAP Resource Repository! You can search this collection of CCC resources and tools using the categories below, or you can scroll down to browse the resources. Examples of resources include research reports, toolkits, fact sheets and infographics, as well as sample program plans and guides for developing new programs. We regularly add new resources, and you can submit your own as well.

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    This webinar prepares participants to understand, participate in, and contribute to important conversations happening on Twitter. Basics covered include setting up a Twitter account, understanding Twitter lingo, tips and tricks of tweeting, and finding important people/organizations to follow.

    A Primer for Multi-Sector Health Partnerships in Rural Areas and Small Cities

    This primer aims to assist multi-sector approaches that increase community-centered investments to support opportunities for all individuals to live long, healthy lives, regardless of their income, education, race or ethnic background. Acknowledging the unique opportunities and challenges to working in rural areas and small cities, we recognize the importance of incorporating resources that reflect these realities creating freedom for locally generated solutions to accelerate through innovative partnerships.

    American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines

    From the article: "Survivorship guidelines are advice from the American Cancer Society to help doctors, nurses, and other professionals take care of cancer survivors who have finished their cancer treatments. The survivorship guidelines presented here address issues that can occur in men after the treatment of prostate cancer."

    Communicating about the COVID-19 Vaccines: Guidance and Sample Messages for Public Health Practitioners

    The science is clear: vaccines save lives. And, as the COVID-19 vaccines get distributed, public health practitioners at health departments and elsewhere can play an important role in addressing concerns and building trust to support their rollout. PHI’s Berkeley Media Studies Group offers tips to help public health leaders communicate more clearly and effectively about vaccines, engage with trusted messengers and bring racial equity forward.

    Guide to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources for Local Health Departments

    NACCHO is pleased to announce an updated edition of the Guide to Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Resources for Local Health Departments. The guide provides resources to assist local health departments (LHDs) in their HPV initiative planning and overall efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates in their jurisdictions. LHDs can use the collection of print materials, audio/video communications, guidance documents, and other tools to increase awareness and knowledge of the HPV vaccine, share strategies with healthcare providers for talking with parents and increasing HPV vaccination rates within their practice, and learn more about the HPV work of immunization coalitions across the country. The updated guide also highlights resources developed by the LHDs that participated in NACCHO’s HPV Demonstration Site Project.

    Leveraging Social Media to Maximize Reach: Health Equity Toolkit

    This toolkit (pdf) is designed to assist state and county government programs, as well as national network member of SelfMade Health Network and other major stakeholders who are committed to eliminating cancer or tobacco-related disparities among populations with low socio-economic status (SES) characteristics. The content presented in this toolkit can be utilized as presented or can be tailored to meet the unique needs of audience groups.

    PHRASES: Using Message Framing Tools to Build and Sustain Cross-Sector Partnerships

    This is a 30-minute self-paced online module from Region IV Public Health Training Center.

    This course focuses on the 10 PHRASES framing recommendations and four framing tools. The four framing tools included in the PHRASES Toolkit are frame elements, sample emails, “When You Say They Think” charts, and reframed answers to tough questions.

    Reigniting Colorectal Cancer Screening As Communities Face And Respond To The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Playbook

    This resource provides an action-oriented playbook to be adopted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to align NCCRT members, 80% pledged partners, and colorectal cancer screening advocates across the nation to work together to reignite our screening efforts appropriately, safely, and equally for all communities.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged efforts to address inadequate screening and inequities in colorectal cancer outcomes, hindering the progress toward our 80% in Every Community goals. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Cancer Society, made recommendations to delay all non-urgent procedures. Colonoscopies to detect colorectal cancer have been delayed or cancelled and patient fears about contracting COVID-19 have led to further reductions in screening. This drop has raised concern that COVID-19 related screening delays will lead to missed and advanced stage colorectal cancer diagnoses and to excess deaths from colorectal cancer. Moreover, this burden will likely not be evenly distributed as screening disparities may be exacerbated in communities and populations that are disadvantaged by both old and new challenges in the COVID-19 era.

    The colorectal cancer fighting community stands prepared and well-positioned to respond to and overcome the difficult task ahead, and this document offers the latest (as of June 2020) data, research, and clinical guidelines available related to colorectal cancer screening and COVID-19. 

    Stopping Menthol, Saving Lives

    For more than 60 years and continuing today, the tobacco industry has targeted Black communities, especially children, with marketing for menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products like flavored cigars. The industry’s predatory marketing has had a devastating impact on Black health and lives. Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death among Black Americans, and tobacco-related health disparities in the Black community are largely the result of the tobacco industry’s intentional, targeted efforts to hook generations of Black Americans to deadly and addictive products. 

    This report documents the pervasive and deliberate targeting of Black communities and children with advertising and promotions for menthol cigarettes and the resulting destructive impact menthol cigarettes have had on the health of Black Americans. It describes the overwhelming scientific evidence showing that menthol cigarettes are even more harmful to public health than other cigarettes – they lead to greater smoking initiation by youth and young adults, greater addiction and reduced success in quitting smoking, with a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. 

    Survivorship Resources: Improving the Quality of Life for Iowa Cancer Survivors

    This webinar recording addresses resources available through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (The Survivorship Center), and describes ways to partner with The Survivorship Center.