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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    Format: 2018
    Title Description Year

    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.

    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."

    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.

    Understanding Cancer: Treatment and Survivorship

    The objectives of this archived webinar from NCI are:

    1. Describe factors that influence the selection and initiation of cancer treatment
    2. Identify common side effects of treatment 
    3. Discuss the challenges faced by cancer survivors
    4. Identify key National Cancer Institute (NCI) treatment and survivorship resources

    Instructor Bio:
    Annette Galassi, RN, MA, is a Public Health Advisor in the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Communication and Education (OCE). Her career began as a staff nurse in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she was also a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Ms. Galassi moved to Washington, DC in 1986 and was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health.  During that time she completed a post-Master’s certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the University of Maryland.  In 1993, Ms Galassi joined the faculty of Georgetown University's Lombardi Cancer Center, where she was their first Oncology Nurse Practitioner.  Ms. Galassi returned to government service in 1998, joining the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Communications where she oversaw the training program for the Cancer Information Service. Ms. Galassi received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the State University of New York at Albany and her Master of Arts degree in advanced nursing science from New York University.  She has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of oncology nursing.  Her awards include the NIH Merit Award and Georgetown University’s Nurse of the Year.  Ms. Galassi is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care and the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses.

    #FinishIt: Media Resources & Tools to Help Coalitions End Tobacco Use
    This webinar presented an array of media resources and tools available to assist CCC coalitions, cancer centers, employers, and advocacy groups in their tobacco control efforts. Specific topics included:
    • An overview of the CDC Tips Campaign along with resources and tools available to coalitions presented by Jane Mitchko, MEd, Deputy Associate Director, CDC/National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
    • An overview of the FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost," which targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes, review of tools and resources available to coalitions presented by Kathleen Crosby, Director, Office of Health Communication and Education, FDA.
    • An overview of the newly launched TRUTH campaign and practical ideas and examples of how coalitions can use and tailor the materials to fit their needs presented by William (Bill) Furmanski, Senior Vice President, Communications, American Legacy Foundation. 
    1-2-3 Pap

    The University of Kentucky Prevention Research Center’s (PRC)success with a cervical cancer prevention DVD, known as 1-2-3 Pap, has led to improved completion of the humanpapillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. To help prevent cervical cancer, researchers at the University of Kentucky PRC developed and tested 1-2-3- Pap, an educational video that encourages young adult women in rural Appalachian Kentucky to complete the series. Out of 178 young women who watched the video, 77 completed the series. Of those who did not watch the video (166 young women), 53 completed the series. Researchers found that participants who viewed the video were more than twice as likely (2.44 times) to complete the series than those who did not.

    The University of Kentucky PRC is working with partners to adapt this model so it can be repeated in other underserved areas with high rates of cervical cancer. The program was adapted and adopted by 18 local health departments in Kentucky, reaching a total of 41 counties. This successful distribution led to requests from North Carolina and West Virginia for assistance in developing versions tailored to their states. The West Virginia version was widely distributed by the West Virginia Immunization Network. An article about the outreach for and implementation of the 1-2-3 Pap video program will be published in the August 2015 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

    2000-2014 Cancer Death Rates Declined for Men, Women & Children

    The National Cancer Institue released the annual report to the nation on the overall cancer death rates 

    2013 State Obesity Prevalence Maps

    The CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity released its 2013 state-specific data on adult obesity prevalence using self-reported information from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). This new data shows that the proportion of adults with obesity in the United States in 2013 remained high with estimates across states ranging from 21.3% in Colorado to 35.1% in both Mississippi and West Virginia.

    2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey Reports

    The 2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey (NCHWAS) is the largest on-line survey of Community Health Workers (CHW) conducted to date. NCHWAS represents the voices of approximately 1,767 CHWs from 45 United States and 4 US territories. Data gathered through NCHWAS is intended to be ‘open source’ and used for CHW workforce development and sustainability. The NCHWAS aims to describe (1) the state of CHWs as a professional field and (2) the impact of CHW community advocacy on community engagement to address health disparities. Although Community Health Workers or CHWs go by a variety of titles including, Promotora de Salud, Community Health Representatives, Community Health Aides, Peer Educators, and Patient Navigators to name just a few, we use the term Community Health Worker or CHWs as the umbrella term to describe the workforce.

    2016 Cancer Control Success Stories Progress Report on the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

    The progress report features updated data on goals and objectives in the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, as well as several implementation success stories.