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CCC Resource: Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Social Media Toolkit

We are pleased to provide the attached resource – Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Social media Toolkit.  This is a very useful resource used to promote the awareness of the link between hepatitis and liver cancer.  May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day is on May 19, 2017.  Please use this resource […]

USCS Cancer Data Visualization site from CDC

NEW RESOURCE HERE The Cancer Surveillance Branch is pleased to announce the release of new application:  United States Cancer Statistics:  Data Visualizations.  A user-friendly product that allows caner surveillance data to be directly and more easily accessible by public and cancer control planners.  The United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) Data Visualization tool displays a subset […]

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.
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Our Tobacco Story

Between 2005 and 2015, five tribal communities in Michigan conducted a series of community based surveys called the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey (AIATS).  Results of these surveys revealed striking health disparities related to commercial tobacco use, including: In most communities, the average age of smoking initiation was between 13 and 15 years old. Most […]

CDC 2016 Cancer Summit Report – Looking Back and Looking Ahead: Collaborating to Advance Cancer Control in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT The Planning Committee is proud to release a report on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2016 Cancer Summit, Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The State of Cancer Control in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. The summit convened current and former Division of Cancer Prevention and Control […]

Online Cancer Education Modules

We have eight interactive, online cancer education modules with helpful resources and activities free of charge for CHA/Ps, community health workers, and anyone interested in learning more about cancer.  The modules are approved for 2 hours of CHA/P continuing education. Each module was created with input from Alaska Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps), and content experts. […]
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No Smoking Sign

We have several pieces of signage that can be shared and used. We will be updating these pieces soon.  Keep an eye on our blog posts and our toolkits as we make these pieces available. These signs may be used at your location. Feel free to download and utilize these materials. The material is available […]

Sault Tribe Announces Community Weight Management Program – MOVE!

From original article at UP4Health.org SAULT STE. MARIE, MICHIGAN (Jan. 25, 2016) – Getting started is often the hardest part about committing to a healthier more active lifestyle.  Sault Tribe Community Health is working to help turn at risk tribal members into success stories by engaging the community in a fun, 10-week weight management program. […]

COMMUNITY PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES

  The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends early childhood education programs based on strong evidence of effectiveness in improving educational outcomes that are associated with long-term health and sufficient evidence of effectiveness in improving social- and health-related outcomes. When provided to low-income or racial and ethnic minority communities, early childhood education programs are likely to […]

New Resource from National Urban Indian Family Coalition

The National Urban Indian Family Coaltion has released a new policy report entitled “Making the Invisible Visible: A Policy Blueprint for Urban Indian America”. Here’s the information from NUIFC’s website: “As the majority of the American Indian/Alaska Native population living off the reservation climbs above three-fourths of the total U.S. Native American population, the need […]
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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.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Funding - Deadline:  August 1, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT - The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce the new competitive cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement!  The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  For more information read the full announcement.  Download the detailed funding opportunity description.  A technical assistance webinar is also available online.

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.

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available