August  2016 Update

2014-2017 CT Cancer Plan Survey--Please Respond!

The Partnership is launching a survey this month to assess our progress implementing the 2014-2017 Cancer Plan goals. The Partnership, through the volunteer efforts of its committees, the Connecticut Department of Public Health Comprehensive Control Program, staff, and community partners work to:
-           Convene cancer community partners
-           Educate cancer control partners
-           Mobilize advocates for cancer control
-           Monitor data trends related to the burden of cancer and
-           Disseminate best practices to improve the continuum of cancer              control.

We would like to find out how our members are using these strategies to advance our Plan goals related to prevention, early detection, treatment, palliative care, and end of life care.  
The survey should not take more than 5 minutes to complete and is anonymous. The Evaluation Team from The Consultation Center at Yale will be analyzing the results. Survey results will be shared during our Annual Meeting in December and will also be used to inform the strategic direction of our next Plan. 

Please take a few minutes to fill out this quick  Cancer Partnership Survey by Sept. 16. We plan to delve into the results further with committees and workgroups in late September as we plan priorities in the upcoming year--the final year of our current plan. 

Your input is very  important to us.  (For your reference we've included a  Link to the Plan.)

Nominations Open for The First Connecticut Cancer Champion Award 


Nominations are now being accepted for awards to be given annually to outstanding Connecticut residents who contribute to cancer prevention and control in our state.  The first award will be presented at the Dec. 6, 2016 annual meeting. 


The Connecticut Cancer Champion Award will be given to an individual or organization who demonstrates commitment to reducing the burden of cancer in Connecticut  through work on policy, systems and environmental change. 

Preference will be given to nominees who have been active in the work of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership.

Please provide a description of the Connecticut cancer control policy, systems, or environmental change(s) the nominee has been involved in and  relate the work to the specific goals of the Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2014 -2017. 

We are excited about this new way to  shine a light on important work going on in cancer control in Connecticut!

Connecticut Cancer Partnership to 
Publish Emerging Issues Briefs

The Connecticut Cancer Partnership is launching a series of occasional publications called Emerging Issues Briefs. Our counterparts in New Hampshire have been doing this since 2011 and have highlighted the statewide efforts of cancer control efforts in a number of areas of interest.  NH Emerging Issues Briefs

We would like to feature work being done in Connecticut on timely, relevant cancer-related topics. Our editorial panel will review, edit and select submissions. Articles should be original, 500 - 1500 words in length, with a short resource section and a few footnotes, including disclosure of any author conflicts of interest.  Suggestions for additional distribution would be helpful.

Please submit a short abstract (200 words or less) on the topic to be covered and you will be notified whether the concept has been approved for consideration for publication. [Submit abstracts here.]

The Partnership will publish the Briefs on its website and make them available electronically for other distribution outlets. they would also be printed and distributed at the annual meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

The Connecticut Cancer Partnership unites the members of our state's diverse cancer community--academic and clinical institutions, state and local government health agencies, industry and insurers, advocacy and community groups, and cancer survivors. Together, the coalition has developed and is now implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce the suffering and death due to cancer, and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors throughout Connecticut.

13th Annual Meeting
Dec. 6, 2016
Sheraton In Rocky Hill

Health Policy and Cancer:   Diversity, Financing, Ethics 

Connecticut Cancer Partnership
Work groups

The Partnership has active work groups meeting regularly on the topics of colorectal screening, palliative care, HPV vaccination, medical education, and survivorship care plans.


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