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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.

    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.

    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.

    The Power of Introducing Racism as a Public Health Crisis Policies

    This is the first installment of the APHA HA Section–Public Health Management to Practice series. We will begin to discuss the significance of introducing racism as a public health crisis. Due to the nature of this topic, it will be delivered in three parts to capture the background of this work, application, and implications for pandemic response. Jeanette Kowalik is the former Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee, and in the podcast below, she shares and reflects on being part of the first jurisdiction in the country to do this important and necessary work and apply it to the pandemic response.

    APHA Past-President, Dr. Camara Jones declared racism as a public health crisis in 2016. Since then, the quest to make formal declarations was sluggish. A state affiliate crafted a resolution for the state of Wisconsin. In 2019, Milwaukee County’s Office of African American Affairs issued the first local level declaration in May of that year. This set the stage for the City of Milwaukee, the most diverse and segregated area in the country to make the declaration as a policy level intervention. At that time, city leadership collaborated on the declaration which included five action items to be accomplished within one year. The city’s Common Council and Mayor approved the declaration in July of 2019.

    The COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. Milwaukee was able to leverage its enhanced understanding of the role of racism and prioritized the need to understand how COVID-19 was impacting BIPOC residents. Within the first month of the pandemic response, Milwaukee was able to publicly show who was being most impacted by COVID-19, its Black community. Resources were limited. Local partners provided resources to slow the spread of COVID-19 in BIPOC neighborhoods. Milwaukee’s efforts in health equity also prompted other places to share their data on COVID-19 disparities to adjust prevention messaging and allocation of resources nationwide. Additionally, the Black Lives Matter movement expanded post the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, among others. Prior to this, only 14 local jurisdictions declared racism as a public health crisis. As of January 2021, over 150 jurisdictions have made the declaration.

    In this 3-part podcast miniseries, current HA Section Chair, Dr. Michele McCay, and Dr. Jeanette Kowalik discuss the significance of these declarations and what action can and should look like beyond words on paper.  

    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.