Together we will reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Cancer Council News | Issue 116  | March 2019
How-To Sheets Reach Low-Literacy Audiences
Partnering with Covering WI to promote cancer prevention

The WI Cancer Council and Covering WI have combined forces to create a new resource series to help low-literacy audiences make informed choices about cancer screening and prevention.
We are excited to release the first three How-To Sheets:
Share these five tips for preventing cancer -- plus, explain which tests and services are free with health insurance.
Lung cancer is Wisconsin's #1 cause of cancer death -- share how it can be prevented.
Share the basics of colorectal cancer testing and prevention, and offer suggestions for people with financial barriers.  Spanish version available
The How-To Sheets are designed to be used with patients and families who may have financial, educational, and/or language barriers. They present complex information in an easy-to-understand format, and can help start important conversations about cancer risk and prevention.
Additional How-To Sheets in both English and Spanish will be added to this series in the future. If you would like to learn more, let us know!

>> Bottom line:
Use the How-To Sheets to reach patients and families with barriers to screening.
March Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Screening
Hear from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Our monthly Networking Webinar Series will host its first national speaker this week when we hear from representatives of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable!

Thursday, March 14
10-11 am

Learn more about the Roundtable's new 80% in Every Community initiative to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the country, and discuss how this effort can be applied in Wisconsin.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in both Wisconsin and the nation. (Learn more about colorectal cancer rates in your county with our 2019 County Cancer Profiles.) Honor Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by coming together to talk about how we can increase screening rates across our state.

Register today and contact Michelle Moreau with questions.
Let Us Fund Your  Survivorship Event
Sponsorship funds available for National Cancer Survivors Day
Are you planning an event in celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day? Let us

The WI Cancer Council has funds available to support local survivorship events designed to recognize National Cancer Survivors Day (June 2, 2019). 

Events can occur on or around the time of National Cancer Survivors Day. Funds are available from $500-$2,000 per organization. 

The deadline to apply for sponsorship is May 1.
Legislative Drop Success!
Helping legislators understand the resources of the WI Cancer Council

Earlier this month, members of the WI Cancer Council's policy committee and staff introduced the Council and our work to every member of the state legislature.
We shared samples of some of our most requested tools -- such as the Alcohol & Cancer FAQ, the latest HPV Fact Sheet, and the brand new 2019 County Cancer Profiles -- and invited legislators and their staff to use the WI Cancer Council as a resource as they begin their legislative year.
Interested in cancer-related policy issues? Follow us on Twitter and make sure to read the latest issue of the Policy Roundup.
>> Related:
Stay tuned next month for an update on the state budget!
Shaping the WI Cancer Plan
The next WI Cancer Plan is going BIG - ten years big! 

For the first time, our state's Cancer Plan will cover a full decade. Help us decide what to prioritize in the WI Cancer Plan 2020-2030. 

We will be reaching out to members individually, and you can share your thoughts here.
Colon Cancer Screening Toolkit
We are rolling out a new set of tools to help you raise awareness about colorectal cancer screening. 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Download and share these social media messages, graphics, and customizable poster.

More resources will be added throughout the month!
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Steering Committee Update
The WI Cancer Council steering committee gathered for its quarterly meeting Feb. 27 at the WI Medical Society. We were joined by Regina Vidaver, section chief for chronic disease prevention and cancer control for the state health department. Dr. Vidaver led a rousing discussion designed to help steering committee members begin building the framework for the WI Cancer Plan 2020-2030.
Steering committee members discussed progress in the Action Plans and opportunities to increase engagement with our members. We also spent time discussing the 2019 Summit, scheduled for Oct. 16-17, at the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. We will be reaching out to members to help with planning -- stay tuned for more!
Member Events
Giving your events a signal boost
Monthly Networking Webinar Series
WI Cancer Council

Gilda's Club Grand Re-Opening
Gilda's Club Madison
Capitol Briefing on Medical Marijuana
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project
Learn more

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.