October 2018 Vol 6 Issue 1
Welcome to the Cancer Control Technical Assistance Periodical (TAP). Any questions? Drop us a line at cancercontrol@gwu.edu.
Get ready for November with our updated Lung Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit , complete with evidence-informed communication strategies; pre-written Twitter, LinkedIn 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!

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a great opportunity to promote awareness among providers and the public about liver cancer prevention, screening and treatment. Check out our Viral Hepatatis and Liver Cancer Awareness Social Media Toolkit for help establishing a viral hepatitis and liver cancer prevention and awareness social media strategy. The GW Cancer Center, in collaboration with CDC, also developed educational materials on viral hepatitis and liver cancer to help improve policy makers and cancer control professionals’ awareness of viral hepatitis risk factors and evidence-based prevention strategies.

The CDC, the National Public Health Information Coalition and the Society for Health Communication hosted the twelfth annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media on September 11 – 13, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Kelli Vos, communications manager at the GW Cancer Center, presented a poster on " Going Viral: Leveraging Partnerships to Spread Evidence-Based Cancer-Related Messaging ." This poster presentation highlighted GW Cancer's social media toolkits and the use of social network theory to distribute health-related messages. Learn more.

The GW Cancer Center was pleased to attend the 20th Anniversary Celebration for the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) last month at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta. The event was a time of reflection on the accomplishments and progress of NCCCP as well as casting a vision for the future of comprehensive cancer control efforts. Learn more.
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Since 1980, the adult obesity rate has doubled and now almost two-thirds of Minnesota adults are overweight or obese. Although many factors influence rates of obesity and overweight, sugary drinks play a significant role. Local public health grantees throughout the state were working to reduce obesity through policies and systems change. The Minnesota Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Public Health Law Center offered these grantees on-site technical assistance to build awareness and engage with their local hospitals and health care systems on healthy beverage policies. The Minnesota Hospital Association promoted the policy to member hospitals through multiple unique educational vehicles, such as conferences and training videos. B y the end of 2015, 35 hospitals in Minnesota had pledged to or had implemented PSE changes to reduce or phase out the sale of sugary drinks . To learn more please visit Action4PSEChange.org .
10/15 : Webinar - Genomics and the Future of Cancer Treatment Register

10/15 - 10/19 : Event - National Health Education Week Learn More

10/16: Webinar - Putting Liver Cancer Prevention Strategies Into Action Register

10/17-10/18: Event/Webinar - Community Preventive Services Task Force Meeting Register

10/19: Event - Coping with the Cost of Cancer Care RSVP by email

10/23: Webinar - The Modern Hospital Operating Room: Overcoming Obstacles for Organizational Transformation Register