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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.
|2020 Comprehensive Cancer Control 1805 Technical Assistance Project: Year 2 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 02 (October 2019 to September 2020); 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.
|All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters||
Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture
Maybe the saying shouldn’t be “you are what you eat,” but rather “you are where you eat.” Social and economic factors, such as where someone lives, have powerful influences on people’s health. This association holds true not only for access to healthy food but also for other things such as housing conditions and green space availability. Such factors impact risk of exposure and susceptibility to many diseases and conditions, including COVID-19.
In her presentation, Dr. Shannon Zenk will explore the science behind social determinants of health and demonstrate how vital effective integrative or multilevel approaches are when addressing health and health inequities. Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, and otherwise spend their time. They affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Dr. Zenk will share how to better understand what affects people’s health and drives health disparities, and ultimately how to develop effective interventions to improve the public’s health and eliminate inequities.
Dr. Zenk brings a unique perspective to this lecture as a nurse, a population health scientist, and, since September 2020, the director of the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institutes of Health.
For more information go to https://www.nccih.nih.gov/news/events/fall-winter-2020-straus-lecture-topictitle-tbd
|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.