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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.
|2017 Colorectal Cancer Forums Follow-Up Technical Assistance Program Final Report||
The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) hosted two 80% by 2018 Forums in July and September 2017. The purpose of the forums was to enhance the capacity of teams to implement evidence-based interventions to increase colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. As part of the forum, teams developed evidence-based action plans. To further support the teams as they implemented their plans, the American Cancer Society conducted a 12-month technical assistance program. This report summarizes the findings of the 2017 Colorectal Cancer Forum Follow-Up Technical Assistance Program.
|2017 Smokefree Public Housing Workshop Follow-Up Technical Assistance Program: Final Report||
In September 2017, the American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted a Smokefree Public Housing Workshop in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The workshop was held for six state teams to help support the implementation of the new Smokefree Public Housing Rule.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together state comprehensive cancer control programs, tobacco control programs and public housing authorities to develop collaborative action plans to support the implementation of the HUD rule in their states. To further support the teams as they implemented their plans, the American Cancer Society conducted a 12-month technical assistance (TA) program. This report summarizes the findings of the 2017 Smokefree Public Housing Workshop Follow-Up Technical Assistance Program.
|2017 State of Tobacco Control Report||
The 15th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. This includes tobacco prevention and cessation funding, programs and insurance coverage; smokefree workplace laws; increased tobacco taxes; aggressive implementation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; and new for our 2017 report: raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21. The report assigns grades based on laws and regulations designed to prevent and reduce tobacco use in effect as of January 2017. The federal government, all 50 state governments and the District of Columbia are graded to determine if their laws and policies are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous toll tobacco use takes on lives, health and the economy.
|2018 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report||
For the 16th year in a row, AHRQ is reporting on healthcare quality and disparities. The annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report is mandated by Congress to provide a comprehensive overview of the quality of healthcare received by the general U.S. population and disparities in care experienced by different racial and socioeconomic groups. The report is produced with the help of an Interagency Work Group led by AHRQ.
|2018 Patient Assistance and Reimbursement Guide||
The 2018 Patient Assistance & Reimbursement Guide has the most up-to-date information on cancer drug assistance and reimbursement programs to help your patients alleviate the financial burden of their treatment.