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|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.
|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.
|2019 Comprehensive Cancer Control 1805 Technical Assistance Project: Year 1 Evaluation Summary Report||
This report provides a brief overview of GW Cancer Center comprehensive cancer control technical assistance project, "Building Cancer Control Capacity: Scaling Evidence to Practice to Advance Health Equity". The purpose of this summary is to give an outline of activities and progress in Year 01 (October 2018 to September 2019); provide transparency and accountability; and create an opportunity for dialogue and input to improve future project activities.
|Access to Care Policy Summit: Washington, DC Report||
This report gives an overview of the Access to Care Policy Summit held in Washington, DC on May 11, 2015. Nearly 60 members of the health care community, including government, insurers, providers, universities, advocates and non-profits met in Washington, DC for a one-day workshop to create a shared action plan to improve access to cancer care in DC.
|Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals||
The Joint Commission developed Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the fields of communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care into their organizations. This monograph provides methods for hospitals to begin or improve upon their efforts to ensure that all patients receive the same high quality care.
|Advancing Tobacco Prevention and Control in Rural America||
This comprehensive report examines rates and patterns of commercial tobacco use across rural subpopulations; explores aspects of the rural context that may affect tobacco prevention and control efforts; and presents challenges and opportunities for improving rural health through tobacco prevention and control. The report highlights a variety of examples of tobacco prevention and control efforts underway in rural communities across America that can be replicated and scaled to reduce the prevalence of commercial tobacco use and improve public health.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation grassroots advocacy toolkit is a resource for individuals interested in cancer prevention and early detection issues. This toolkit provides information, tips, and tools to support legislative, policy, personal, community, and media advocacy. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to support advocates who wish to learn more about how they can be their own best advocate at all levels.
|American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network||
The American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN), a CCC National Partner, is the non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of the American Cancer Society. The organization advances cancer policy issues through state and federal efforts.
|An Overview: Keys to Successful Local Smoke-Free Laws or Regulations Passage and Implementation Progress in Kentucky||
Starting on page 15 of document: article by Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH; W.R. Maynard, MBA; Katie Bathje, MA; Jennifer Redmond, DrPH published in Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association. Discussion of the passage of smoke-free laws/ordinances in Kentucky, including successful characteristics, impact, and progress.
|Assessing the Use of Agent-Based Models for Tobacco Regulation||
Since 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had broad regulatory authority over tobacco products and has used models as one tool to guide policy. Recently, FDA has been exploring the usefulness of a particular modeling approach—agent-based models (ABMs)—to inform its policy decisions.
ABMs are computational models used to examine how individual elements, or agents, of a system behave as a function of in¬dividual characteristics, the environment, and interactions with each other. Each agent interacts with other agents based on a set of rules and within an environment specified by the modeler, which leads to a set of specific aggre¬gate outcomes, some of which may be unexpected. With these capabilities, ABMs have the potential to provide a deeper understanding of complex behaviors and interactions of diverse individuals and their environment, and to inform policy making.
FDA asked IOM to convene a committee to provide guidance on using ABMs to improve the effect of tobacco control policy on public health and to review an ABM developed for use by FDA. In the resulting report, Assessing the Use of Agent-Based Models for Tobacco Regulation, the committee describes the complex tobacco environment; discusses the usefulness of ABMs to inform tobacco policy and regulation; presents an evaluation framework for policy-relevant ABMs; examines the role and type of data needed to develop ABMs for tobacco policy; provides an assessment of the ABM developed for FDA; and offers strategies for using ABMs to inform decision making in the future. The report also includes lessons learned from public health and other disciplines to offer guidance on maximizing model credibility and building suitable models for policy making.