FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society (ACS) will soon issue a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  ACS will offer grants of up to $100,00 ($50,000 per year for 2 years) to five organizations to support the implementation of CRC screening projects aimed to improve screening […]

Shape of prostate and compartments within may serve as cancer indicators

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Medial News Today Preliminary computerized imaging reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland – called the transitional zone – consistently differ in men with prostate cancer with those without he disease, according to new research led by Case Western Reserve University. The finding may […]

Lung cancer screening rates remain very low among current and former smokers

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Medical News Today Lung cancer screening rates remained very low and unchanged among eligible populations in 2015, despite recommendations that high risk current and former smokers be screened.  The study by American Cancer Society investigators appears in JAMA Oncology.  The authors say it underscores the need to educate clinicians […]

Screening, HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer: FDA

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Medical Xpress In 2016, an estimated 13,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with cervical cancer and more than 4,100 died from the disease, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute. The FDA wants to make women aware of how to protect themselves from cervical cancer, which is […]

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don’t Get Life-Extending Therapy

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Health Day Hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen, or a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, can reduce the likelihood that women diagnosed with certain breast cancers will experience a recurrence of their disease. However, a new study finds these treatments — used in breast cancers that are responsive to hormones […]

E-Cigarette use as a predictor of cigarette smoking: Results from a 1-year follow-up of a national sample of 12th grade students

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE Richard Miech and colleagues at the University of Michigan just published a very strong longitudinal study adding more details to not just that but also how and why e-cigarettes are a gateway to cigarette smoking.  To date, all the studies of the relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking have shown […]

Thirdhand smoke now found detrimental to health

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from GEN Exposure to thirdhand smoke leads to biological effects on weight and cell development that could be damaging to one’s health, according to new research led by investigators at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The scientists found that newborn mice housed with smoke-treated cloths […]

Study shows that ACA leads to increase in early stage CRC diagnoses in seniors

A recent study published in Health Affairs examined whether coverage changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made an impact on the percentage of colorectal cancers that are diagnosed at an early stage.  The authors estimate the ACA led to an increase of 8,400 early-stage diagnoses among seniors in the two years following the coverage […]

MMWR Explores Five Health-Related Behaviors in Rural Areas

Live in a rural area?  Despite improvements in the overall health of Americans, people living in rural areas are at greater risk for chronic disease.  A new MMWR report, Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification – United States, 2013, looks at urban and rural differences in the United States regarding five selected Healthy People 2020 […]

Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Jan Hoffman of New York Times The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer. The rate […]
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DEADLINE - Submit abstracts for APHA Annual Meeting and Expo - LEARN MORE

Live Stream - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Kick Off! - March 1, 2017, 2 p.m. EST - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month kicks off in New York City with a special live broadcast on March 1 at 2 p.m. EST about colorectal cancer screening that will feature many celebrity guests dedicated to the cause.  Join Fight Colorectal Cancer, the American Cancer Society, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, the Mayo Clinic, Stand Up to Cancer, The Entertainment Industry Foundation's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, and Exact Sciences to:  1.  Promote colorectal cancer screening, 2.  Engage with a panel of experts and celebrities dedicated to the cause, 3.  Contribute ideas about how to reach 80% screened for colorectal cancer, 4.  Celebrate NCCRT's 80% by 2018 National Achievement Awarded Winners - REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - Navigating Challenging Environments:  Three Strategies for Maintaining Momentum for Tobacco Control, Presented By Tobacco Control Training Collaborative - Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3-4:30 p.m. EST - Featured Speakers:  Judith Monroe, MD, FAAFP of CDC Foundation; Tana Feiner of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Section, Department of Health Services; Matt Pierce, JD, MPH of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Amanda Dederich of Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Section, Department of Health Services - REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - NACCHO Webinar "Integrating Cancer Control Strategies into Community Health Improvement Plans" - Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST - NACCHO and the American Cancer Society will host a webinar addressing how local health departments (LHDs) can integrate evidence-based cancer control strategies into Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs).  The webinar will offer resources, tools, and tips LHDs and cancer control practitioners can use to synergize local and state efforts to implement effective cancer control strategies at the local level.  You'll hear from NACCHO professionals as well as two local health departments.  This webinar is supported by a cooperative agreement from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.  Registration is free, but space is limited so sign up now! - PRESENTERS:  1.  Megan Jourdan, Director of Community Health Promotion (NACCHO) 2. Reena Chudgar, MPH, Director of Performance Improvement (NACCHO) 3.  Jessica Mullen, Healthy Communities Coordinator (Portsmouth, VA) 4.  Lisa Crossman, Community Health Director (Cobb & Douglas, GA) - LEARNING OBJECTIVES - 1.  Describe the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program priority areas; 2.  Apply evidence-based cancer control strategies into Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans; 3.  Discuss two examples of local health departments systematically integrating evidence-based cancer control strategies into their CHAs and CHIPs.  REGISTER HERE

DEADLINE - Abstracts due for CDC National Cancer Conference

National Native Network Technical Assistance Webinar - Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m. EST - E-cigarettes and the Community - Presented by Sohab Arif, MPH of California Rural Indian Health Board - CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

WEBINAR - Practical Approaches to Integrated Behavioral Health:  Changing Tobacco Use and Overeating - March 17, 2017, 1 p.m. EST - Learning Objectives:  1.  Describe models and approaches used to integrate behavioral health and primary care.  2.  Identify time-effective, evidence-based methods for helping patients improve their ability to cope with chronic pain.  3.  Identify specific considerations in planning, implementing or evaluating integrated behavioral health and primary care in community settings.  Target Audience:  Educators, Health & Educational Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychologists, Dentists, Physicians Assistants, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals, Psychiatrists. DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE

National Conference on Tobacco or Health - March 22-24, 2017 - Austin, Texas - Conference Purpose:  The Purpose of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health is to help improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States.  Conference Audience:  Tobacco control professionals, researchers, and anyone interested in (1) Learning the latest evidence on what works in tobacco control and how to apply current research findings and best practices in tobacco control policy, advocacy and programs; (2) Learning practical ways to improve tobacco control programs and activities; (3) Renewing energy and commitment to tobacco control; (4) Exchanging valuable ideas and tips with colleagues.  REGISTER HERE.

CONFERENCE - March 30-April 1, 2017 - SOPHE's 68th Annual Conference - Denver, Colorado - SOPHE takes pride in offering a wide variety of health education and promotion-related presentations.  our speakers come from diverse and exciting backgrounds - we can't wait to learn from them with you!  Take a sneak-peak at this year's sessions. SOPHE hopes you will join us in Denver for sessions like:  A3:  Interdependence Succeeds:  Community Alliances; A6:  Zoom out your Lens:  Cultural Competency in Public Health; B4:  To Do or Not To Do:  Vaccinations; C4:  Delivery Matters:  Factors that Enhance Sexual Education; D4:  Where Does it Stop?  A Look Inside Violence Prevention; E1:  Never Static:  Our Workforce in Flux; F3:  The Virtual is Reality:  Online Health Education ...and much much more!  REGISTER TODAY!  FLIER HERE!

SAVE THE DATE - Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board in partnership with Indian Health Service is proud to offer:  2017 IHS Cancer Support Training - Hilton Garden Inn Uptown, Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2, 2017, Albuquerque, New Mexico - Interested in starting a Cancer Support Group in your area?  Cancer Support Training is offered free of charge for American Indians wanting to developing cancer survivorship activities or support groups in their communities.  if you have attended in the past, you are not eligible to attend.  Travel scholarships available to a limited number of participants.  For more information see contact information below.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  March 10 - *Limited number of participants can attend, be sure to get your applications in as early as possible!* - For registration application and more information please contact:  Kendra Roland - kendra.roland@gptchb.org - 605-721-7508 | Roberta Paisano - roberta.paisano@ihs.gov - 301-443-1498 | DOWNLOAD FLIER

The Northern Plains Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative will be hosting the 2017 Cancer Symposium on April 12, 2017 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn located in Rapid City, SD.  Registration is free, with limited travel scholarships and lodging availability which will be on a first come, first serve basis.  If you live within 90 miles of the meeting site (Rapid City, SD) you will not qualify for a hotel room per Government/GSA policies.  The deadline to register and return the travel scholarship is Friday, March 10, 2017.  Please fax to 605-721-2876 or email deanna.swan@gptchb.org .  Notification for approved travel scholarships will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the meeting date and checks will be distributed at the registration table on April 12.  As the date gets closer an agenda will be sent out.  DOWNLOAD FLIER HERE | DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE | DOWNLOAD TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FORM HERE

CONFERENCE - April 19-21, 2017 - 2017 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening & Prevention - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

CONFERENCE - April 27, 2017 - Protecting Indian Health and Human Services Programs and their Beneficiaries:  The Basics of Health Care and Grants Management Compliance - Crazy Horse Memorial - Crazy Horse, South Dakota - LEARN MORE & REGISTER

SAVE THE DATE - National Indian Health Board:  8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit - June 6-8, 2016 - Anchorage, Alaska - Locally Hosted by Alaska Native Health Board - Summit Highlights:  (1) A New Summit Track:  Environmental Health!  (2) Tribal Public Health Accreditation Readiness (3) Health Impact Assessment Training (4) The First Opportunity to Discuss the New Administration's Public Health Policies - More Information Coming Soon

CONFERENCE - 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Visualizing the Future through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication - August 14-16, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 - The conference theme, "Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, innovation, and Communication," represents the opportunity for translating research into practice to improve public health.  A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.  LEARN MORE

Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.