Together we will reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Cancer Council News | Issue 115  | February 2019
2019 County Cancer Profiles Released
How does your county measure up?

See the latest data on cancer trends in your county, in the 2019 WI County Cancer Profiles, released today from the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
How does your county compare to state averages? Which social determinants affect cancer risk in your area? Get a detailed breakdown of cancer statistics and demographic data, in this series of easy-to-read, downloadable PDFs
The 2019 County Cancer Profiles offer public health advocates much-needed data to support evidence-based interventions in your communities. WI Cancer Council members have identified improved data dissemination as a priority across our work, and the County Cancer Profiles help to meet this critical need.

"We often hear 'where should I even start?' from members looking to do more to address cancer in their part of Wisconsin," says program director Sarah Kerch. "It is our hope the County Cancer Profiles will help answer that question. Statewide organizations can also benefit from this tool by using it to identify geographic differences in cancer prevention and control data to target their activities."

Each profile pulls together data from multiple sources, such as the WI Cancer Reporting System, the WI Immunization Registry, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. The entire series is available online at .
For questions about the 2019 County Cancer Profiles or how to use them, please contact Tina Pap.

>> Bottom line:
The 2019 County Cancer Profiles offer a snapshot of cancer outcomes, risk factors, demographic data, and social determinants for every county in Wisconsin. Use them  to increase awareness and promote thoughtful discussions about cancer's impact on your community.
Want to learn more?
Join us Feb. 14 for a Networking Webinar to learn how to use the County Cancer Profiles in your work. 
We're Hiring: Policy Coordinator
Help lead the next chapter of the Council's policy efforts

Do you have a passion for a public health policy, or know someone who does? We are looking for an experienced   Policy Coordinator to join our team .

This full-time position will support the efforts of the WI Cancer Council and WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to create and implement a policy agenda , working closely with partners across the state. The Policy Coordinator will track local, state, and national policies that affect cancer control and prevention, and will serve as staff to the Council's very active Policy Committee.
Please see the position vacancy listing for more details. The deadline to apply is Feb. 14, 2019. Please share this announcement widely!
National Cancer Prevention Month
Raise awareness in your community with these Wisconsin resources
February is National Cancer Prevention Month! Help us raise awareness about cancer prevention in Wisconsin. This roundup of resources can help you get started.
WI Cancer Plan Resources
Did you know the WI Cancer Plan includes at least 75 different action steps that directly support cancer prevention? Explore them here:
Unsure how to use the WI CCC Plan to find resources and action steps related to your work? This quick video tutorial can help!
Other Resources
Our vast library of resources contains several tools to help you raise awareness about cancer prevention. Learn about some of our most popular prevention awareness tools here:
Alcohol Use
Alcohol & Cancer FAQ - Reducing drinking rates can help prevent at least seven types of cancer. This easy-to-understand FAQ can help you spread the word.
Alcohol & Cancer Slide Bank - Use this bank of Powerpoint slides to raise awareness about the alcohol-cancer connection when presenting to key stakeholders. These slides and their accompanying talking points can be downloaded and tailored to fit your needs.
HPV Vaccine
HPV Fact Sheet - The HPV vaccine can prevent five types of cancer. This fact sheet raises awareness about the HPV vaccine in Wisconsin.
All Cancers
Infographics - Use our comprehensive set of infographics to raise awareness about cancer prevention strategies. Our four most popular infographics are now available in Spanish!
Social Media Graphics
Use this helpful library of prevention awareness infographics and other tools from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

>> Bottom line:
About  40% of cancers may be prevented. Raise awareness in your community today.
Monthly Networking Webinars
Register today and mark your calendars!

Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for the  Networking Webinar Series  from the WI Cancer Council . Connect with other members, learn about new approaches to cancer control, ask a burning question, share your knowledge and point of view. 

Think of this as a virtual coffee klatch -- you bring the coffee, we'll spark the conversation.
Feb: Cancer Data
February 14, 10-11 am

March: Colorectal Cancer
March 14, 10-11 am

Join staff from the WI CCC Program as we explore updated data used to measure progress toward the WI Cancer Plan. In addition, we will examine the new 2019 County Cancer Profiles and discuss innovative ways to make use of them in your work. 

We will be joined by representatives from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, who will share details about their new initiative, 80% in Every Community. We will have plenty of time for questions and discussion about work already happening in Wisconsin. 
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Member Events
Giving your events a signal boost
10th Annual WI Women's Health Advocacy Summit
WI Alliance for Women's Health
Latino Health Equity Summit
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
MAY 21
2019 WPHA-WALHDAB Annual Public Health Conference
WI Public Health Association

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 and then watch for them to be posted online and in our newsletter.
Tools to advance your cancer control work
Connect with other members across the state through our highly searchable, data-rich member directory tool. (Must be logged in.)
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Our video tutorial series can help you maximize resources, such as the online Cancer Control Plan and the Your Role in Cancer Control tool.
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Designed to easily communicate complex ideas, our infographics are perfect to share with patients, partners, and constituencies.
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These slides can be modified to fit your needs when presenting about the alcohol-cancer connection in your community.
Action Plan pages
Our Action Plans accelerate progress in areas of greatest need. Learn more about each Action Plan and see how you can get involved.
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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.