September 2018 Vol 5 Issue 12
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Just Released: Updated Breast Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get ready with our updated Breast 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!

Since the release of the Nine Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions  (9 Habits), the evidence-based, comprehensive and interconnected characteristics of successful coalitions have helped maintain active and thriving coalitions across states, tribes, territories and Pacific Island Jurisdictions. This summer, the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) has been conducting a three-part "refresher" series on the 9 Habits. The topics were identified as most important to address based on feedback from Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) coalitions. In this webinar, we took a closer look at Habit 9, which emphasizes determining cancer plan priorities and developing effective work plans. Download the session slides and watch the recording to learn more.

As part of ongoing technical assistance efforts to CCC programs, staff from the GW Cancer Center attended the 2018 Oncology Navigation Summit hosted by the Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network and Kentucky Cancer Consortium. Mohammad Khalaf, Senior Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control, presented on "Implementing CoC Standard 3.1 (The Patient Navigation Process): Best Practice in Community Cancer Centers" on behalf of Nina Miller from the American College of Surgeons . This presentation described the expected outcomes for navigated patients, defined the components of the Commission on Patient Navigation Standard and discussed the components of conducting a cancer-related Community Needs Assessment .

The CDC, the National Public Health Information Coalition and the Society for Health Communication are hosting 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 will be presenting a poster on "Going Viral: Leveraging Partnerships to Spread Evidence-Based Cancer-Related Messaging." This poster presentation will highlight GW Cancer's social media toolkits and the use of social network theory to distribute health-related messages. Be sure to stop by if you're in attendance during the morning or afternoon poster sessions on the 12th!

CDC is hosting a 20th Anniversary Celebration to commemorate the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program on Tuesday September 11, 2018 in Atlanta, GA. Since 1998, CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) has helped reduce the burden of cancer in the United States. The NCCCP helps all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 6 U.S. Associated Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico, and 8 tribes or tribal organizations to create coalitions, look at the cancer burden in their area, prioritize proven strategies for cancer control, create cancer plans and put them into action. To learn more please visit .
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Rural communities in Utah have high rates of obesity and low rates of physical activity. One of the major contributing factors to inadequate physical activity is the lack of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructures in rural communities. Utah’s Road Respect Communities (RRC) was an existing program that functioned as the active transportation arm of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and provided local governments with support for their bicycle planning efforts by providing guidance for more bicycle-friendly environments. Because the RRC program only focused on improving bike transportation and not pedestrian transportation, the Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) decided to partner with the DP 13-1305 grant program at the Department of Health to integrate promotion of walkability into the RRC program. Since many communities were already familiar with the RRC program, the UCCP decided to use UDOT’s knowledge of communities that would be most prepared and willing to work on an active transportation project, and offer them funds to put toward improving active transportation infrastructure for all modes of transport. To learn more please visit .

9/17 : Webinar - The Nine Habits of Successful Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions - Habit #5: Diversified Resources Register

9/20 : Webinar - Patient Forward: Multidisciplinary Team Invites Patients and Their Families to A Weekly Thoracic Oncology Clinic at Elkhart General Hospital Register

9/21 : Event - Architecture of High Value Health Care National Conference Register

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