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 Issue 93                                                                                       April 2017
In This Issue
Register for the WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting
New Policy Pages
Sister Pact Milwaukee
National Cancer Registrars Week
Funding Opportunities
Meet the Grantee
Policy Corner
ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 
Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

April is a busy month for the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and WI Cancer Council.  Registration for the 2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting on May 11th closes on April 28th. Register today as space is limited!
We released our newest infographic yesterday to increase awareness of the connection between alcohol consumption and cancer risk as part of April's  Alcohol Awareness Month. Please share widely! 

National Cancer Registrar's Week is from April 10th to 14th. To honor the important work they do, please t ake some time to thank a cancer registrar.
Read below for many other important cancer control updates. Hope to see you May 11th!

Your WI CCC Program Team
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Register for the 2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting - Space is Limited 
Registration for the 2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting on May 11th closes on April 28, 2017. Don't miss the opportunity to join your fellow WI Cancer Council members for an all-day event on "Igniting Action in Cancer Control". Current and prospective members will come together to gain momentum and inspire action in their own organizations, regions and with each other to reduce the burden of cancer. Frances Butterfoss, PhD, from CoalitionsWork, will provide the keynote address, helping participants identify the unique role they fulfill in cancer control and how together, as the WI Cancer Council, we are stronger in the fight against cancer. Additional sessions will provide participants with information and resources to take action by:
  • Examining emerging cancer prevention topics, including HPV vaccine, alcohol and e-cigarettes
  • Identifying opportunities and examples for cancer facilities, health systems and local public health to enhance existing cancer control activities
  • Learning how to participate in or replicate regional, statewide and national cancer control initiatives

Register Today
  • Click here to register. Registration closes on April 28, 2017, space is limited.
  • Registration for WI cancer Council members is free, and $50 for non-members. To join the WI Cancer Council at no cost, click here.
Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities
The WI Cancer Council is now soliciting exhibitors and sponsors for the 2017 Annual Meeting. We have a wide range of sponsorship levels and benefits, ranging from $100 to $2,000. To view our exhibit and sponsor packages, click here
New Policy Pages Added to WI Cancer Council Website
As part of the overall WI Cancer Council revitalization process, the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has been developing ways to leverage the new  WI Cancer Council webpage to better engage WI Cancer Council members in efforts to implement the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. This began with the unveiling of the detailed  Member Directory earlier this year, and continues today with the launch of new pages to support the  WI Cancer Council Policy Agenda and the work of the  WI Cancer Council Policy Committee.

Each of these pages contains a description of one of the five policy goals outlined in the agenda and will be updated regularly with policy news and resources related to each goal. Check out the Policy Agenda  here and click on the goal you are interested in to view the page and learn more about that topic.  For questions about these pages or the WI Cancer Council Policy Agenda, please contact Courtney Harris, Policy Coordinator at .
Sister Pact Fuels Breast Cancer Screening Conversations in Milwaukee
Last month, Sister Pact launched in Milwaukee, and already it has made a splash. Sister Pact is a breast cancer awareness program that encourages women to make a commitment - a Sister Pact - to address their breast health. Coordinated by the WI Breast Cancer Task Force, dozens of community groups, neighborhood associations, health organizations and local leaders are collaborating to improve breast cancer   screening rates in Wisconsin. 

A four-month media campaign featuring Milwaukee women was launched in late February and ongoing awareness events are scheduled to take place throughout  2017.  Sister Pact has  received coverage from several local media  outlets and has been featured at multiple recent events, allowing the program to gain momentum in the targeted areas of Milwaukee. Click on the thumbnails below to view feature pieces. To stay up to date with the latest coverage and upcoming events, Like Sister Pact on Facebook . For more information or to get involved, contact  Sarah Mroz .
National Cancer Registrars Week, April 10-14
Quality cancer data is central to the nation's fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in identifying that data. The work that cancer registrars do provides answers to important questions, everything from how doctors determine what cancer treatments are the most effective to how public health officials learn where clusters of cancer diagnoses are located.

National Cancer Registrars Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the critical role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention and treatment programs. The Wisconsin Cancer Council and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wish to acknowledge and thank the many cancer registrars in Wisconsin for their commitment to reducing the burden of cancer among Wisconsin residents. Click here to view the proclamation. 
Funding Opportunities
Mini-grants Available for HPV Vaccine Education
The Wisconsin Immunization Program, within the Division of Public Health, Department of Health Services, is offering mini-grants to community-based organizations to provide education to adolescents and their parents/caregivers about the importance of preventing HPV related cancers through vaccination. The funding period is April 22, 2017 through September 30, 2017. Please see the cover letter and application for additional details. Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling admissions basis between March 24, 2017 and April 14, 2017, close of business. To submit an application, or for questions, please email Loriann Wunder at

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment RFP released
The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is stewarded by the Medical College of Wisconsin, and works to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the health of Wisconsin Communities. Currently, AHW is looking to provide funds to support Wisconsin partnerships working to create healthy neighborhoods and communities through pursuing evidence based policy, systems and environmental changes, addressing key influencers of community health. For more information, or to request an individual information session, contact the program officer Maureen Busalacchi at or (414) 955-4327. Or click here to learn more about the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program.

Wisconsin Partnership Program Seeks Applications for Community Impact Grants
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its 2017 Community Impact Grants program. The Community Impact Grants provide up to $1 million over five-years to support large-scale, evidence-based, collaborative health initiatives aimed at improving health, high-equity and well-being. For more information on the program, including a description of past awards, eligibility, and to review the Request for Partnership (RfP) visit the Wisconsin Partnership Program website
Meet the Grantee: Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department
CCC Implementation Grants invite proposals for projects that support the goals, priorities and strategies in the WI CCC Plan. Funded grant projects engage statewide partners in direct implementation of the WI CCC Plan to reduce the burden of cancer in WI. For information on CCC Implementation Grants, contact Jeanne Strickland

Grantee: The Shawano-Menominee Counties Health Department, a recipient of a 2015 CCC Implementation Grant, works to improve the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research for disease and injury prevention and detection, and control of infectious diseases.

Project: The "Community Support for HPV Vaccine Completion" project addressed the low initiation and completion rates of the HPV vaccine in adolescents from Shawano and Menominee Counties through provider and public education.

Goal: The project focused on increasing awareness and knowledge about HPV and the HPV vaccine in the Shawano and Menominee county communities through utilizing multiple marketing and media platforms.

Results: Surveys sent to school contacts, health providers, social service agencies, and other community partners before and after the project, found an increase in positive attitudes towards the HPV vaccine among populations.

For more information about the "Community Support for HPV Vaccine Completion" project, contact Jaime Bodden at
Policy Corner
The Policy Corner highlights recent policy news and updates impacting cancer control. Check out the Policy Updates section of for all of the latest policy-related updates. 

Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act Fails: On March 24, 2017, the legislation that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was pulled from consideration. The AHCA was withdrawn from consideration shortly before a scheduled vote as it was clear it would not have enough support to pass. Read more here >>

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support and Expand Palliative Care: On March 22, 2017, bipartisan legislation was re-introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to support and expand the palliative care and hospitals workforce. Palliative care focuses on preventing and relieving suffering, and improving the quality of life of people with serious illnesses and their families. The act works to increase training opportunities, education, and care research to professionals. Read More Here >>

Alcohol and Cancer Infographic Now Available:  The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is pleased to share a new infographic, "Addressing High-Risk Drinking to Reduce Cancer Burden in Wisconsin." WI Cancer Council members and our partners are encouraged to use this infographic as an educational tool to increase awareness of the alcohol and cancer connection.  Read More Here >>
A collaborative project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps,  are now available at The 2017 Wisconsin Summary Report provides a brief state-level overview. Most notably, Wisconsin has considerably higher rates of excessive drinking than the national average. To see how your Wisconsin county ranks click hereRead More>>

A Commonwealth Fund report ranked Wisconsin's health system 11th in the country. The state fell in the second quintile of all states in categories like healthy lifestyles, healthcare access, and avoidable hospital use and cost. It received the highest marks for prevention and treatment efforts, but fell in the third quintile for equity. Read More>>
Partner Events
April 27, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm 
Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI 53713

May 11, 2017 from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Edgewater Hotel 
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703

May 11, 2017 fro 5:30 to 7:30 pm 
American Lung Association in WI 
13100 W. Lisbon Rd., Ste. 700
Brookfield, WI 53005
The Partner Events Calendar shares WI Cancer Council members' training, education, and support events being held around the state that align with the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. If you have an event you would like to share, please send the event information to Morgan Scrobel at  
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: Sarah Kerch, Partnership Coordinator, or 608-262-8599.