May 2018 | Vol 5 | Issue 8        

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National Cancer Survivors Day ® is an annual observance held the first Sunday in June. Through CDC funding and support, we are pleased to announce the release of our National Cancer Survivors Day Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit is complete with evidence-informed communication strategies; pre-written Tweets and Facebook posts; and a variety of tools and resources for strengthening your social media strategy. Updates to this toolkit include new and exciting suggestions for using Pinterest, Snapchat and Reddit to promote your cause. Download the toolkit today!

New Palliative Care Awareness Social Media Toolkit
Palliative care is care that is given to improve quality of life for patients with serious illnesses such as cancer. Through CDC funding and support, we are pleased to announce the release of our brand new Palliative Care Awareness Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit is designed to help stakeholders implement evidence-based practices when communicating about palliative care. It can be used throughout the year or for specific health observances like National Cancer Survivors Day in June or National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November. Download the toolkit today!

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) 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? What can you do to reduce new cases of liver cancer in your community? Register now for a CDC-funded webinar on May 16th at 2PM EDT to learn about the link between viral hepatitis and liver cancer. This webinar will be accompanied by slides, notes and resources suitable to present to your comprehensive cancer control program staff, coalition members and stakeholders. Hope to see you there! 

Presentation at the AOSW 34th Annual Conference: CoC Patient Navigation Process and the Oncology Social Worker
The Commission on Cancer's Patient Navigation Process Standard requires a triennial Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) to assess the community's health care disparities, resources and barriers. Oncology social workers have the critical skills needed to be key members of this process. Workshop presenters at the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) 34th annual conference will discuss the critical role of the social worker in creating and using their CHNA and developing a Patient Navigation Process for their cancer program. A toolkit created by the GW Cancer Center in September 2017 will form the basis for the workshop. To learn more about the conference, please visit      
Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership
The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) recently convened a meeting of all of its members at the American Cancer Society headquarters in Atlanta. The three-day meeting included an assessment of the group's progress in comprehensive cancer control as well as strategic planning for future activities. To learn more about CCCNP, please visit
Training-EventsTRAINING & EVENTS
5/23: Webinar - Introducing the Building Community Resilience's Policy and Advocacy Guide Register 
5/30: Webinar - Survivor Strong: Healthy Living During and After Cancer Register 
6/06: Webinar - Balancing Work & Cancer: Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile Register

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

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

Department of Defense Breast Cancer, Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2 (5/30)

National Institutes of Health Partnerships for Aging and Cancer Research (6/08)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program (6/14)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Networking2Save: CDC's National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-Related Cancers in Special Populations (6/18) 

This work was supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U38DP004972-05 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC.