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A new study published February 16, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine shows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's Patient-Centered Medical Home model improved overall cancer screening rates for colon, breast and cervical cancer.
Source: PR Newswire, March 17, 2015

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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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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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Lung Cancer Early Detection Resources
for MCC Members and their Patients

This very brief video describes resources developed by the MCC Lung Cancer Early Detection Workgroup in 2014. The quick overview introduces the following documents: Lung Cancer Screening References and Resources, Tobacco Dependency Treatment Resource, Position Statements on Lung Cancer Screening, Questions and Answers about CT Scans.

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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 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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