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District Health Department #10 is one of 50 grantees the CDC’s Division of Community Health funded through sub-awards to create healthier communities. DHD#10’s grant was through the National WIC Association. Grantees are working to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention and management opportunities. Read more

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University of Michigan Health System and the American Cancer Society are using a giant inflatable colon exhibit to raise awareness of colorectal cancer screening. Listen to the interview with Dr. Elena Stoffel of U of M’s Cancer Genetics Clinical Program in which she also mentions her colleague and MCC member Dr. Kim Turgeon.  Read more

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District Health Department #10 is featured in a National Association of County & City Health Officials success story about a local comprehensive cancer control coalition collaborating across county lines to prevent cancer in Northwest Michigan. Read more

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Theodore S. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Lawrence succeeds Max S. Wicha, M.D., who founded the Cancer Center 27 years ago. Read more

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ACCESS Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Campaign is featured in The Arab American News. Hiam Hamade, supervisor of the ACCESS Chronic Disease Prevention Program and a breast cancer survivor, is quoted in the article.

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ACCESS associates from the Community Health and Research Center (L-R) Hoda Eldaou, Hiam Hamade, Ghada Aziz, and Suhir Abdulghafoor.

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What's New What's New

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
April 5-11, 2015

Learn more about how some groups are more likely to get, or die from, cancer. The fact sheet includes data, opportunities to improve outcomes, organizations addressing cancer among minorities, and information resources.

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The National Colorectal Cancer Round Table announces a new resource – the 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook: Effective Messaging to Reach the Unscreened. The guidebook is designed to educate, empower and mobilize three key audiences who are not getting screened for colorectal cancer: the newly insured, the insured, procrastinator/rationalizer, and the financially challenged. The  guidebook shares what is known about reaching these hard-to-persuade groups using new tested messages.

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The MDCH Tobacco Program has a new website with a new look and lots of updated information. It also features a special right-side Tobacco Quick Links that makes it easy for users to access in demand information such as referring patients to the Quitline, Michigan tobacco statistics, policy guide on e-cigarettes, reports, and campaigns. Check out the new website at: www.michigan.gov/tobacco

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The Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section in collaboration with the Lifecourse Epidemiology & Genomics Division is pleased to announce the release of the report entitled “Health Risk Behaviors among Hispanic Adults within the State of Michigan, 2012.” This report presents estimates from the 2012 Hispanic Behavioral Risk Factor Survey, the first survey to focus on Hispanic adults in Michigan and provide state-specific, population based estimates. A summary report entitled Health Status of Hispanic Adults in Michigan” was created to accompany the full report.

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The Patient Advocate Foundation, through its Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program, has announced new funding that will expand service offered to patients with Breast and Cervical Cancer as well as those with Hepatitis C, Multiple Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes who are in need of financial assistance.

To apply for assistance in one of these funds, or any fund offered by CPR, please visit www.copays.org/diseases or call (866) 512-3861 to speak directly with a Medical Intake Specialist.

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