Aligning State Cancer Plans with National Priorities

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Leading national public health entities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Surgeon General and others have put out a number of priority, strategy, and guidance statements on cancer and chronic disease topics. The GW Cancer Institute’s new Priority Alignment Tool aggregates and streamlines recommendations from 13 major national sources into the top 9 priorities in cancer and chronic disease.  Learn about how this new tool can help Comprehensive Cancer Control programs and coalitions:

  • Gain a better understanding of current national public health priorities
  • Critically assess their cancer plan and activities to identify opportunities for improving alignment with national priorities
  • Draft cancer plan goals, objectives, targets and strategies on national priority topics

The webinar will discuss development of the tool, contents of the tool, and step-by-step guidance on how to use the tool for cancer plan revision purposes.


Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos, MPH, MEd, Director, Comprehensive Cancer Control, George Washington University Cancer Institute

Aubrey Van Kirk Villalobos is Director of Comprehensive Cancer Control at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute in Washington, DC. She is the project director for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded cooperative agreement providing technical assistance to Comprehensive Cancer Control programs and coalitions across the country. She is also leading the Cancer Institute efforts on another CDC-funded project, in partnership with the National AHEC Organization, to increase HPV vaccination rates across the country through clinician education and outreach. Prior to joining GW Cancer Institute, Villalobos was the Cancer Educational Outreach Coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, where she helped to develop, implement, and evaluate Cure4Kids for Kids, a school-based cancer prevention curriculum for elementary, middle, and high school students. In May 2014, Villalobos was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health and in October, she was recognized by the Society for Public Health Education as one of 30 up and coming health educators under 30 who are making strides in the field.