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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.
|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.
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.
|Breast Cancer Legal Resources Guide: Washington State||
The purpose of the Guide is to serve as an educational and informational tool for women and their families facing breast cancer. It is meant to be a resource guide to help them identify and acknowledge the important legal and medical issues that may arise. The resource guide will also help identify local, state and national legal resources available to women facing breast cancer.
|Broken Promises to Our Children: The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 14 Years Later||
The report, titled “Broken Promises to Our Children,” was released by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. Issued annually, the report assesses whether states have kept their promise to use their tobacco settlement funds – estimated to total $246 billion over the first 25 years – to fight tobacco use. The states also collect billions more each year from tobacco taxes.
|Brown Cigarettes Report: Building the case for tax equalization of other tobacco products||
This report documents how inconsistent pricing strategies threaten the health of our youth and the health of our people. This report educates consumers about the harms of such products and ways to close the current loopholes the tobacco industry uses.