June 2018 Vol 5 Issue 9
Welcome to the Cancer Control Technical Assistance Periodical (TAP). Any questions? Drop us a line at cancercontrol@gwu.edu.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released A National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C: Phase Two Report in March 2017. How do these strategies apply to the work of cancer control professionals, viral hepatitis community partners and policy makers? The GW Cancer Center recently offered a webinar relaying strategies and key interventions to eliminate new viral hepatitis B and C infections and reduce the risk of liver cancer to others. Download the session slides and view the recording to learn more about the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. This CDC-funded webinar used the train the trainer model and is accompanied by original PowerPoint slides with guidelines for trainers as well as resources suitable to present to your comprehensive cancer control program staff, coalition members and stakeholders.

I n 2012, the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) initiated an accreditation standard requiring cancer programs to establish a Patient Navigation Process based on community needs assessment (CNA) findings to address health disparities and barriers to cancer care. This template , created by the Minnesota Department of Health, is intended to help cancer programs to conduct a CNA. Accompanying this template is GW Cancer Center's Commission on Cancer 3.1 Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators. The purpose of this road map is to guide the CNA team in designing a patient navigation process that navigates cancer patients through their care and addresses barriers facing patients, caregivers and communities in the cancer program's catchment area.

With National Cancer Survivors Day® in June, it's a great time to revisit our 2016 report, Supporting Cancer Survivors through Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs. The report presents a national snapshot of the current state of cancer survivorship in the U.S., including what we know about the health status, needs and disparities among survivors. The focus of this report is post-treatment survivorship issues and also highlights some systems-level approaches to addressing needs for post-treatment cancer survivors.
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The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) has developed the ICC Employer Gold Standard (EGS) Initiative, a certification program that recognizes workplaces that implement policies supporting cancer prevention. The ICC EGS Initiative encourages age- and risk-appropriate cancer screening and early detection in order to lessen cancer's effects in the workplace and reduce the burden of cancer across the state. To incentivize employers to participate, the ICC created a packet with data on the financial burden of cancer on employers in the state. As of February 2018, more than 12 organizations have been awarded EGS certification, with several more in process. The organizations include hospital systems, nonprofit organizations, universities and governmental agencies. To learn more please visit Action4PSEChange.org.
6/18: Webinar - How Coalitions Can Engage and Effectively Work with Health Plans to Increase CRC Screening Rates Register

6/20: Webinar - Strategies to Address Barriers in Pediatric Obesity & Food Access Register

6/21: Webinar - Fight Colorectal Cancer ASCO 2018 Recap Register

6/22: Event - National Conference on Work & Cancer Register

6/28: Event - Institute for Diversity and Health Equity National Conference Register

7/26: Event - Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue Register