Results Available from Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of the first large-scale federal survey designed to provide detailed health information about the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island population in the Unite States.  The project, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), was conducted in 2014 through […]

DCPC’s Cancer and Surveillance Branch Releases United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualization

The new application, United States Cancer Statistics:  Data Visualizations, is a user-friendly product that allows cancer surveillance data to be directed and more easily accessible by public and cancer control planners. The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) Data Visualization tool displays a subset of cancer incidence and mortality data from United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) […]

COPD Learn More Breathe Better

The NHLBI’s campaign, COPD Learn More Breathe Better provides educational resources designed to raise awareness about COPD and to encourage those at risk to get a simple breathing test and talk to their health care providers about treatment options.  A National Action Plan for addressing COPD will be launched this spring.

FACT SHEET – Breathing Better with a COPD Diagnosis

Breaking Better With a COPD Diagnosis is a fact sheet that lists some of the steps COPD patients can take to breathe better and improve their quality of life.

SD QuitLine among most successful in nation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Sara Bertsch of The Daily Republic HERE Need help quitting smoking?  Call the South Dakota QuitLine, which has been proven the best service in the state – and possibly, the nation. The national quit rate across the nation is around 30.3 percent, according to Jacob Parsons, the South Dakota Tobacco Control Program […]

ARTICLE: Sales of Nicotine-Containing Electronic Cigarette Products: United States, 2015

Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health entitled, “Sales of Nicotine-Containing Electronic Cigarette Products:  United States, 2015.” Authors analyzed sales data from January 11, 2015 to December 12, 2015 from the Nielson Company for convenience stores; supermarkets, mass […]

POSITIVE Study Brochure

Dr. Ann Partridge is the North American PI for the Pregnancy Outcome And Safety Of Interrupting Therapy For Women With Endocrine Responsive BC (POSITIVE) study (IBCSG 48-14 / BIG 8-13/ ALLIANCE A221405), and hopes that you will be willing to share the attached brochure with interested patients and clinicians. POSTIVE is an international clinical study […]

Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]

NNN Webinar: “BRFSS Toolkit Presentation”

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  BRFSS Toolkit Presentation Date:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT REGISTER HERE:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6246431491801349889 Presenter:  Cathy Edgerly, Program Manager, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Learning Outcomes/Objectives: […]

CBS Sunday Morning (March 12) Focuses on “Beyond Cancer”

On March 12, Dr. Jon LaPook anchored a special broadcast with the latest news on research, diagnosis and treatments, and stories of survivors. To watch the full March 12 episode, go to:  http://www.cbsnews.com/latest/sunday-morning/  Featured stories include: How your breath may reveal cancer Researchers have learned certain cancers alter human breath.  Now they are exploring the […]
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Rural Cancer Control:  Challenges & Opportunities May 4-5, 2017 Memphis, TN The University of Memphis and FedEx Institute of Technology are hosting a research meeting on Rural Cancer Control: Challenges & Opportunities May 4-5, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting will bring together a community of researchers to identify promising advances in cancer control research that will address cancer disparities in rural areas. The purpose is to define opportunities for future rural cancer control research that can be translated to effective interventions leading to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer that address unique rural barriers. Registration is free. For more information, go to: https://emsreg.memphis.edu/ruralcancercontrolmeeting.

EVENT - 6th Annual Powwow for Hope:  Dancing for Life, Love & Hope - Presented by American Indian Cancer Foundation - May 6, 2017 - Base Camp Facility - 201 Bloomington Road, Minneapolis, MN 55111 (Near Fort Snelling off of Highway 62 and Highway 55 on the Blue Line Light Rail Transit) - Silent Auction will be held 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. local time.  Free admission.  Open to the public.  No honorariums and no vendors.  Tables are reserved for teams and sponsors.  Proceeds benefit the American Indian Cancer Foundation.  All drums and dancers invited!  Seeking volunteers, sponsors and teams.  Powwow for Hope is a community fundraising event.  Teams are already fundraising!  Give today at PowwowforHope.causevox.com | PowwowforHope.org | powwow@aicaf.org | 612-314-4848 | FLIER WITH FULL SCHEDULE HERE

Innovative Approaches to Tobacco Control:  Tackling Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue - Monday, May 15, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

No Need for Alternative Facts:  Using SOGI Data to Make Us Count - Monday, May 15, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFO HERE

LGBTQ as Consumers of Health Care Panel - Experiences of Equity, Discrimination, and Advocacy - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 12 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND MORE INFORMATION HERE

Building on What We Know:  Addressing LGBT Cancer Disparities - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

Trans Health Overview:  Language and US Trans Survey Highlights - Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 4 p.m. EDT - REGISTER AND LEARN MORE HERE

37th Annual Traditional Indian Health Gathering - Chasing Away the Darkness:  Restoring Light to our Sacred Ways - May 19-21, 2017 - Learn More

NATIONAL NATIVE NETWORK WEBINAR SERIES CANCER RISK REDUCTION IN INDIAN COUNTRY:  "Tribal BRFSS Toolkit Presentation" - Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - Presented by Cathy Edgerly, Program Manager, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

EVENT - Cooking for Beginners - Presented by UP4Health - April 20 - May 25, 2017 - Every Thursday 1 - 3 p.m. EDT - Chi Mukwa Arena, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - Join us for FREE cooking classes led by Sault Tribe Registered Dietitians (RDs).  We will explore basic cooking skills, easy healthy dishes, and traditional foods.  Space is limited, register today!  Participants do not need to attend all 6 classes - each class will be different.  To register, contact Heather Hemming at 906-632-5210.  FULL SCHEDULE AND DETAILS HERE

May is Asthma Awareness Month.  The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, coordinated by the NHLBI, encourages clinicians and others to focus on identifying allergens and irritants that can lead to asthma attacks.  Such triggers are unique to each person, but can include tobacco smoke, outdoor air pollution, dust mites, pet dander and more.  Learn more about asthma and how you can raise awareness in your community.

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

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) presents Native Patient Navigation Quarterly Trainings | June 14-16, 2017 | Registration Deadline May 14, 2017 | Full details HERE

National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

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

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

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.