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Wednesday - March 12, 2014
1-2-3 Pap: A DVD that Increases HPV Vaccine Series Completion among Young Women in Rural Kentucky
1:00PM - 2:30PM EST
Researchers from the University of KentuckyPRC (RCPC) developed and tested a 13-minute DVD, titled “1-2-3 Pap,” that encourages age-eligible Appalachian women to complete the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series. The 3-dose HPV vaccine series is a primary strategy to prevent cervical cancer and should be completed within 6 months. The women who viewed the DVD were nearly two and a half times more likely to complete the series than the women who received standard care. This innovative and efficacious health communication intervention has the potential to be adapted and repeated in other underserved areas with high rates of cervical cancer. Presenters will describe the rationale, development, randomized control trial, and dissemination and implementation of the intervention through both local health departments in Kentucky and the national RWJF Practice-Based Research Network.
Presenter: Durado Brooks, MD, MPH, Director, Colorectal and Prostate Cancers
American Cancer Society
Overview: Health centers are uniquely positioned to address disparities in colorectal cancer screening as they have addressed other health issues. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration recently added a requirement that health centers report CRC screening rates as a standard performance measure. This annually reported, publically available data provides a strategic opportunity to improve screening rates for CRC. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act enacted provisions to expand the capacity of the federal health center program. The recent report from the Institute of Medicine on Integrating Public Health and Primary Care included an entire section devoted to CRC screening as a target for joint work. These developments make this the ideal time to integrate lifesaving CRC screening into the preventive care already offered by health centers. This session offers strategies that address the challenges health centers face in increasing CRC screening rates. These include:
Designing a realistic and effective CRC Screening Program
Using the Medical Home Model to improve screening options
Improving links between health centers and the health system
Reaching Smokers in the Age of Mobile Technology: Resources, Networks, and Messaging
2:00PM - 3:00PM EST
As of 2013, every US state and Canadian province has a toll free tobacco quitline as a resource to treat tobacco dependence. The October National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber seminar will examine how networks of quitlines interact and share innovations in quitline practices. We will also explore how text messaging as a smoking cessation resource platform may be a better suited method for reaching a new generation of smokers.
Dr. Jessie Saul, author of Mapping Tobacco Quitlines in North America: Signaling Pathways to Improve Treatment will join us to share a snapshot of the findings of the network practices and interconnectivity of the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC).
Anathalie Jean-Charles from the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS, Quebec Division) will then share the results of a text message based smoking cessation pilot launched to target young adult smokers.
Jessie Saul, and Anathalie Jean-Charles will share their perspectives on the adoption and implementation practices of telecommunication platforms and networks.
The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.
Promoting Health for Women of Color from Midlife and Beyond
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
MSU Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology in the College of Human Medicine cordially invites you this unique event. It is designed to impart useful scientific and community information to healthcare providers and policymakers with a focus on the needs of women of color and immigrants who are 40 and older.
Presenters: David Buchanan, MD, MS
Chief Medical Officer,
Erie Family Health Center (an FQHC in Chicago)
David W. Baker, MD, MPH,
Chief of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics,
Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
Overview: This session provides concrete examples of how to improve CRC screening. These include strategies to improve the identification of patients due for screening, improving counseling and distribution of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits at the point of care, and conducting outreach using mailed FIT along with text and automated phone reminders. The presentation will discuss the effectiveness and the practical challenges of these strategies:
Training Medical Assistants to identify and counsel patients
The use of standing orders
Use of electronic health record data to measure CRC screening rates and identify patients needing outreach
Outreach (mailed FIT, phone and text reminders, personal phone calls) to patients who have never been screened and to improve adherence to annual FIT testing
Utilizing patient navigation to get patients with positive FITs to complete diagnostic colonoscopy
Kill the Butts! Policy Options for Reducing Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Waste
12:00PM - 1:00PM EST
Event password "health"
Cigarette butts on public streets, sidewalks and other outdoor areas are toxic and unsightly and result in high litter management and collection costs for communities. Programs that effectively minimize tobacco product waste can save municipalities money, substantially benefit the environment, enhance our quality of life, and lower the risk of cigarette-caused fires.
This webinar will describe the problem of tobacco product waste, explain relevant environmental principles, and discuss several policy and regulatory options and legislative efforts underway to reduce tobacco product waste, including Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship policy tools and a ban on cigarette filters. Speakers are:
Dr. Thomas Novotny, Professor of Global Health at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and founder of the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project
Clif Curtis, J.D., Policy Research Director at the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project and a Director of the Varda Group for Environment and Sustainability.
Minorities & Cancer - A FREE educational program for petients, caregivers and healthcare providers.
Learn about the state of minority cancer care, including its challenges and successes, from leading oncology professionals and patient experience. Gather information and resources for action to reduce disparities.
Shriners Silver Garden Events Center
24350 Southfield Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
Continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be served.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
4.0 free continuing education credits available for nurses & social workers.
The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta
210 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
We are pleased to invite you to attend the 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, “Advancing Survivorship Care through Multilevel Collaborations," to be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia, from June 18-20, 2014.
As in the past, the 7th Biennial has two categories for abstract submission: Programmatic abstracts and Scientific abstracts. Distinct from Scientific abstracts, Programmatic abstracts will report data from innovative, evidence-based approaches for delivering services and care to cancer survivors. We will accept scientific abstracts that describe the results of methodologically rigorous survivorship research. See the Abstract Page for more information.
This meeting will serve as a forum for researchers, clinicians, cancer survivors, advocates, program planners, policy-makers, and public health experts to learn about current and emerging cancer survivorship research, and will highlight the important role of collaboration between and across individuals and agencies to improve cancer survivorship outcomes. On behalf of the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship, LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we hope to see you there!
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