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 Issue 84                                                                                         July 2016
In This Issue
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinars
WI Cancer Council Regional Meetings
2016 Survivorship Forum
2016 WI CCC Implementation Grants
2nd Annual WI Healthy Hospitals Forum
4th Annual Healthier Schools Workshop
New Policy Coordinator
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

The summer continues to be busy here at the WI CCC Program. Thank you to those who attended the 5th Wisconsin Survivorship Forum in Eau Claire on June 8, 2016. Below you can find a recap of the successful day-long event. Our WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar to showcase health system based examples to increase colorectal cancer screening was also well attended. If you missed the webinar you can find information about the archive, in addition to upcoming webinar details, below. 

We are also happy to announce that Courtney Harris, MSW, has joined the WI CCC Program team as Policy Coordinator. Courtney looks forward to meeting you all throughout the next few months and hopefully seeing many of you at the WI Cancer Council Regional Meetings in October.

Other timely news and updates about the WI CCC Program, WI Cancer Council and its members can be found below. 

Your WI CCC Program Team

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WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series Updates
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 7, "Increase Use of Recommended Cancer Screenings"
Thank you to those who joined the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on June 14, 2016. The webinar featured Priority 7 - Increasing Use of Recommended Cancer Screenings. Speakers were Jennifer Weiss, MD of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and Allison Antoine of the Center for Urban Population Health. A recording of the webinar can be found here or by visiting the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series Page

WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar
The next WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar will feature Priority 10, "Increase awareness and knowledge of issues relevant to cancer survivors". The webinar will be held August 9th, 2016 from 3-4PM and will highlight innovative best practices for caring for the whole patient. Speakers will include Lannia Stenz of Gilda's Club Madison, Vicki Kennedy, LCSW, of Cancer Support Community, and Chris Dammert of Patient Planning Services. 

About the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series 
Throughout 2016, the WI CCC Program is offering a webinar series for partners and WI Cancer Council members. The webinars offer participants the opportunity to learn more about Priorities within the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. For more information about the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series, including the webinar schedule, click here
Save the Date for WI Cancer Council Regional Meetings - October 2016 
Members of the WI Cancer Council have worked together to reduce the burden of cancer in Wisconsin for many years. The WI Cancer Council needs your involvement to grow this important work! Don't miss the opportunity to hear about the revised WI Cancer Council member benefits and the FREE membership structure that can help you address cancer in your organization.  Visit our website to learn more.

Milwaukee: October 18, 2016 - University Club
Madison: October 19, 2016 - Sheraton Madison Hotel
De Pere: October 20, 2016 - The Marq
La Crosse: October 26, 2016 - The Waterfront
Eau Claire: October 27, 2016 - Florian Gardens 

All Regional meetings will be from 8:30-11:30AM. 

Registration for the WI Cancer Council Regional Meetings will be open in August 2016 at Unsure if you are on our mailing list? Contact Morgan Scrobel at to be added. This is a FREE opportunity open to the public. 

All current and potential members are encouraged to attend.  View the WI Cancer Council Member list here and  also be sure to visit the Regional Meetings Page on our website
2016 Wisconsin Survivorship Forum

Over 100 participants attended the 2016 Wisconsin Survivorship Forum, 

"Life in the Balance". This year's Forum was held at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire, WI, and was hosted by three major Eau Claire area healthcare systems: Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. 


This was the fifth state-wide Survivorship Forum, a part of the outreach efforts of the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The Forum was designed to bring health care providers, advocates, survivors and their loved ones to the same event to learn, network, and share perspectives about their cancer experiences. 


The 2016 Survivorship Forum featured comedian, juggler and cancer survivor, Scott Burton. He entertained, challenged, and encouraged attendees to dare to laugh, and to find their passion for life in the midst of living with cancer. Breakout session topics included Mindfulness, Cancer and Employment, Sexual Health and Caring for the Caregiver. When asked to identify one take-home message from the Forum, participants noted: "Don't live in fear, just live"!


For more information about the 2016 Survivorship Forum, visit our website

2016 CCC Implementation Grants to Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to announce grantees for the "CCC Implementation Grants to Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care". Funds awarded will support the implementation of Priority 9, "Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care and Services", in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020, as well as one or more of the cross cutting issues


The 2016 awardees are: ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, G-E-T Support, Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department, Memorial Medical Center Foundation, and Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center. Project efforts include increasing non-clinical support and resources for cancer patients, survivors and their families in rural and under-served communities, training for providers and patients to improve care communication, and training in overall standards of cancer care procedures for rural communities. Grant projects are being implemented July, 2016 through December, 2017. To learn more, visit the Implementation Grants page on our website, or click here. If you would like more information about the WI CCC Plan Implementation Grants, please contact Jeanne Strickland at

Save the Date for the 2nd Annual WI Healthy Hospitals Forum

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum - What Health Looks Like: Policy, Practice and Community Connections


When: Friday, September 30, 2016

Where: Sheraton Hotel - Madison, WI 

More details, including registration, are coming soon! 


WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics project of the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program promotes strategies within WI hospitals and clinics that will increase healthy, active lifestyles, Priority 2 in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 and is part of the WI Cancer Council Policy Priorities. The WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics project encompasses the Farm to Hospital Community of Practice, the WI Healthy Hospitals Community of Practice, and the WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum

Save the Date for the 4th Annual Healthier Schools Workshop

SAVE THE DATE: 4th Annual Healthier Schools Workshop


Where: Holiday Inn - Pewaukee, WI 

When: Thursday, October 13, 2016  

More details, including registration, will be released later this summer online


The Wisconsin School Wellness Learning Collaborative creates opportunities for schools to learn from state and national experts in school wellness as well as from each other. The mission is to create healthier environments for students and staff. 

WI CCC Program Welcomes Courtney Harris as New Policy Coordinator
The WI CCC Program is delighted to announce that Courtney Harris, MSW, has been hired as Policy Coordinator. Courtney's first day was June 27th. Courtney will work with partners on the Wisconsin Cancer Council's Policy Committee to develop and implement the WI CCC Program policy agenda and action plan. In her role, she will also  provide policy-related education, technical assistance, and support to the WI CCC Program, monitor changer-related policy issues at the state and federal level, and serve as the liaison with the WI Department of Health Services Chronic Disease Prevention area. Courtney received her Master of Social Work from UW-Madison in 2012 and has a passion for increasing access to health care and health information. Prior to joining the WI CCC Program team, she worked in Austin, Texas with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. During this time, she worked with partner organizations to connect Texans to services and served as a policy analyst for the State's food, cash, and medical assistance programs. Please help us in welcoming Courtney to our team. You can reach Courtney by phone (608-262-7285) or email

Missed Opportunities in Cancer Prevention

According to a June 2016 article published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the HPV vaccine is an under-utilized preventative intervention tool for one of the most common cancer causing infections. Over 1 million people worldwide develop cancers caused by viral infections annually. Of those, nearly 600,000 are a result of HPV. The HPV vaccine has been around for 10 years and has continuously proven to be safe and effective. A recent report by the CDC estimated that over 53,000 cases of cervical cancer could be prevented by increasing HPV vaccine completion to 80%. Several barriers will have to be addressed in order to increase the rate, however oncologists like Dr. Howard Bailey and colleagues are working diligently to spread the message. Click here to read the full publication. 

Partner Events 

Casting for Recovery 

July 22-25, 2016 
Best Western PLUS Campus Inn

100 Spring St., River Falls, WI 54022

Breast Cancer Recovery: Infinite Boundaries Retreats

July 28-31, 2016

Madeline Island, Lake Superior, WI


WI CCC Webinar: Priority 10, Increase awareness and knowledge of issues relevant to cancer survivors

August 9, 2016 from 3:00-4:00PM

Visit our website and watch for more information in our August Newsletter.

CCC Plan Update is a monthly publication of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is to share information on cancer prevention and control as it relates to our partners in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: Amy Conlon, Program Director, or 608-265-9322.