News From the GW Cancer Center

News from the GW Cancer Center

NEW: Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit – The month of May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day. Our brand new viral hepatitis and liver cancer awareness social media toolkit is designed to help public health professionals establish a viral hepatitis and liver cancer prevention and awareness social media strategy. Download the toolkit here

UPDATED: National Cancer Survivors Day Social Media Toolkit – The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the latest social media toolkit release for National Cancer Survivors Day on June 4, 2017. It’s a day to celebrate those who have survived, and provide inspiration for those recently diagnosed. Download the toolkit and spread the word about survivorship. 

GW Cancer Center Releases Community Roundtables Year 2 Report: Bridging Cancer and Chronic Disease – The GW Cancer Center released the Community Roundtables Year 2 Report: Bridging Cancer and Chronic Disease. The report highlights the successes and also the challenges of the second of three annual community roundtables. These roundtables bring cancer, chronic disease and community stakeholders together to integrate efforts in Vermont, Florida, Kentucky and South Dakota. Learn more about the roundtables here.

GW Cancer Center Seeks Cancer Survivor Input – Do you know genderqueer, transgender, or female cancer survivors willing to share their experiences? We are conducting focus groups and interviews with survivors to inform the development of a cancer care provider training and patient education materials to promote culturally sensitive communication and patient engagement. We want to make sure that the perspectives and needs of diverse cancer patients are well-represented in this work, especially those with minority racial, ethnic, religious and sexual or gender identities. Please share our flyers about our education research study in both English and Spanish. Participant will be compensated with a $50 Amazon gift card following completion.

Ask the Expert Session: Promoting Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA – Learn about LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellbeing following a cancer diagnosis, and discuss ways to leverage strategies and resources to offer the program or cancer survivor services in your communities. Learn more and register here.

Why All the Excitement About Logic Models? Using Logic Models for Program Planning & Evaluation for Tribal Agencies – Our latest webinar Why All the Excitement About Logic Models? Using Logic Models for Program Planning & Evaluation for Tribal Agencies is now available on our YouTube page. The presentation slides are also available here.  

CANCER CONTROL SPOTLIGHT

Raising Tobacco Awareness and Prevention in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities with RAISE

Reaching Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through Innovative Strategies to Achieve Equity in Tobacco Control and Cancer Prevention (RAISE) is a network of national and local organizations that work together to prevent tobacco use and other cancer-related disparities in the diverse American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. RAISE is 

one of eight networks supported by CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control to “advance commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention.” RAISE resources include webinars on tobacco cessation and research articles on cancer disparities. To learn more about RAISE and their network of partner organizations, visit their website or email Dr. Joann Lee, Program Manager, at jlee@appealforhealth.org.

The 2017 Ellen L. Stovall Award Nominations

The Stovall Award highlights and recognizes individuals, organizations or other entities that work toward improving cancer care for patients in the United States in innovative ways. There is still time to nominate an individual or organization for the 2017 Ellen L. Stovall Award. Learn more about the award and how to nominate an individual or organization here.

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