Colorectal Cancer Blog Posts

Gone Too Soon

Dear Aileen, I can’t believe that it has been 13 years since you passed after a two and a half years fight against colorectal cancer.  you were so strong and so positive through all the poking, prodding, and chemo treatments.  I wish you had gotten checked earlier so that maybe your cancer wouldn’t have taken […]

DDW Poster on 80% by 2018

NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Subgroup co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego last month.  The poster illustrates the progress of the 80% by 2018 initiative by comparing the number needed to screen to reach 80% by 2018 […]

Real Men Wear Gowns: New screening process for colon cancer

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from KREM by Mark Hanrahan SPOKANE, Wash. – There is a good chance you or someone you know has visited a CHAS clinic in Spokane. However, you may not know about the organization’s recent push to screen more patients for colon cancer. “We went from 8.5% screening rate up to 33% last […]

You Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In preparation for colorectal cancer awareness during the month of March, Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, partnered with the Public Health Nurse, Tari Esposito, in Wrangell, Alaska for a Sidewalk Mini Health Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2016. While the Wrangell Public Health nurse focused on providing flu shots, Mrs. Meissner focused on providing the […]

Study explores how high-fat diet influences colon cancer

March 2, 2016 ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from MedicalXpress.com A study published today in Nature reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. It joins a growing body of research that finds obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of […]

Routine colonoscopies save lives

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM ScienceDaily.com Stan Quinn’s routine colonoscopy may have saved his life. When Mr. Quinn, 57, became a new patient at Loyola University Health System last year, his physician prescribed a routine colonoscopy to catch him up on preventive health recommendations. “I didn’t think anything of it, just that it was a routine […]
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George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health will host its Second Annual Public Health Summit, Monday, October 23, 2017, 2 - 5:15 p.m. EDT, The summit will focus on climate change, gender equality, and antibiotic resistance.  LEARN MORE

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar, Optimizing Birth Outcomes Through Preconception and Interception Health, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. EDT.  "Participants will learn how Florida's Magnolia Project is improving the health and well-being of women by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural, and social service needs."  LEARN MORE

Native Fitness Week Training Certification Program - Flagstaff, Arizona - Join the Native American Fitness Council (NAFC) for their fall fitness week!  Fitness is especially important to Native American communities, where the incidence of diabetes and other health problems is disproportionately high. NAFC offers a way for participants to make a real difference through their cost-effective, fitness certifications.  For more information about the program and scholarships CLICK HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Culture of Health Prize call for applications is now open.  it's "an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well.  Prize communities will receive $25,000, have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country, and join a national network of past winning communities."  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3LEARN MORE HERE

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference - November 3-4, 2017 - Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska.  LEARN MORE HERE

Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2017 - LEARN MORE

Community Foods Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Applications due December 4, 2017 For more information, CLICK HERE

National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year 2018. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program are to:

·         Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;

·         Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;

·         Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and

·         Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.

A webinar will be held on Monday October 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for potential applicants. The Adobe Connect link is: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/cfp2018/.

Full details can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297333

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process."  Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE