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Wisconsin Cancer Council News | Issue 117  | April 2019
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FUTURE OF CANCER
How Can We Reduce the Cancer Burden?
Shaping the next WI Cancer Plan 2020-2030

What are the most important issues facing cancer in Wisconsin? 

What are you doing to reduce the cancer burden?

What should our state prioritize in the fight against cancer?

Help us shape the future of cancer control -- from prevention, to access, to treatment, to survivorship issues. 

The WI Cancer Plan is our state's master blueprint for the entire cancer continuum. For the first time, the next Plan will cover a full decade. 

Help us determine what should be included in the WI Cancer Plan 2020-2030.


Thank you if you've already completed the survey!
MEMBER NETWORKING
April Webinar: Alcohol & Cancer
Network with clinicians, researchers, and community health workers

Join us for the April Networking Webinar!

All About Alcohol & Cancer
10-11 am
Thursday, April 11

How can we increase awareness about the links between alcohol and cancer?

In this free webinar, we will review the science behind the alcohol-cancer connection, share education resources, and lead a discussion about how to put these resources to work in your community or health system. 

Designed for clinicians, researchers, advocates, and community health workers, and facilitated by Sarah Kerch, MPH, Program Director for the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

MEMBER RESOURCES
Don't Miss: Our Top 5 Tools
Learn how to use our most popular resources of 2019 (so far!)

What tools are your fellow WI Cancer Council members using to advance their work?
Don't miss our 5 most-used resources:



#1:    2019 County Cancer Profiles
What it is:  A user-friendly snapshot of cancer outcomes, risk factors, demographic data, and social determinants for every county in WI.
How to use it:  Use this county-level data to better understand your region's cancer burden, educate policy makers, design community assessments, create public awareness campaigns, and more.

What it is: A set of Powerpoint slides that can help you raise awareness about the alcohol-cancer connection in your community. 
How to use it:  Download the slides and talking points, and tailor them to fit your needs  when presenting to key stakeholders in your community.

#3:    How-To Sheets
What it is:  A set of handouts designed to help patients and families make smart choices about their health. Written  for readers who have financial, educational, and/or language barriers. 
How to use it: Share these directly with patients and families. Great for c ommunity health workers, patient navigators, clinicians, and others who work directly with populations at greatest risk of barriers to care.

What it is:  Lung cancer is Wisconsin's #1 cause of cancer death. This patient handout explains how to prevent lung cancer, how doctors test for it, and offers tips for people who are not yet ready to quit smoking. 
How to use it: Share directly with patients and families. Great for community health workers, patient navigators, clinicians, and others who work directly with populations at greatest risk of barriers to care.

How to use it:   Share directly with patients and families. Great for c ommunity health workers, patient navigators, clinicians, and others who work directly with populations at greatest risk of barriers to care.
What it is:  This patient handout shares five common ways to reduce cancer risk, and explains which tests and services are free with health insurance.

>> Do you want to work with us to develop a resource that would strengthen or amplify your work?  Let us know .
Funding for Survivorship Events

Are you hosting an event for National Cancer Survivors Day? Apply for sponsorship funds from the WI Cancer Council.

Funds are available from $500-$2,000 per organization. Events can happen on or around National Cancer Survivors Day (June 2). 

The deadline to apply is May 1.

ICYMI:  HPV Action Plan Update

Did you miss our recent HPV Action Plan Update?

See what we're doing to increase HPV vaccination rates across WI. The update includes:
  • New HPV education resources
  • Free HPV QI project for clinicians
  • HPV webinar: How can we improve public support for vaccines?
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Event Calendar
Giving your events a signal boost
APRIL 9
Latino Health Equity Summit
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
MAY 6-8
Share the Care: 2019 WI American Indian Cancer Conference
WI Intertribal Pink Shawl Initiative

MAY 21
2019 WPHA-WALHDAB Annual Public Health Conference
WI Public Health Association

MAY 21
State of the Science Summit
UW Carbone Cancer Center & Medical College of Wisconsin


Send us your events to be promoted on our Member Events Calendar and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  Email details to Tina Pap at tvpap@wisc.edu and then watch for them to be posted online and in our newsletter.
Resources
Tools to advance your cancer control work
Networking Directory
Connect with other Council members and find new partners for your work, through our highly searchable, data-rich member directory tool. (Must be logged in. Unsure of your password? Email us for help . )
>>  Learn more.

User-friendly snapshots of cancer outcomes, risk factors, and demographic data for every county in WI. The 2019 County Profiles are designed to help you increase awareness about cancer's impact in your community.
>>  Learn more.
Patient handouts designed for readers with financial, educational, or language barriers.  Handouts cover cancer prevention, lung cancer screening, and colon cancer screening (available in English and Spanish).
>>  Learn more .

Use these slides when presenting about the alcohol-cancer connection in your community. Download and tailor them to meet your needs.
HPV Fact Sheet
This fact sheet offers a helpful snapshot of HPV vaccination efforts in Wisconsin and the action steps you can take to make a difference.
>>  Learn more .
Our monthly networking webinar series helps you connect with other Council members while learning about new approaches to cancer control. 
>>  Learn more .
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ENGAGE is a monthly publication for members of the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is the share news and information about cancer prevention and control with our members across Wisconsin.