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 Issue 79                                                                            February 2016
In This Issue
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar - Feb 9, 2016
2016 CCC Implementation Grants - RFP Released
Farm to Hospital Community of Practice
Cancer Centers Endorse HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
HPV Vaccine Summit Save the Date
Survivorship Forum Save the Date
New WI CCC Plan Resources
WI Cancer Council Survey
February 2016 ICYMI
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,


The wintry start to February has not slowed down the WI CCC Program! February includes a whirlwind of activities that the WI CCC Program team is excited to share with partners and WI Cancer Council members. We hope you can participate in as many activities as possible: 

  • Join the WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar featuring Priority 4, Increase HPV Vaccine Completion on February 9, 2016 from 3-4 PM
  • Apply for 2016 CCC Implementation Grants Funding to implement WI CCC Plan Priority 9 by April 1, 2016
  • Consider participating in the Farm to Hospital Community of Practice 
  • Save the Dates for HPV Vaccine Summits in May and the WI Survivorship Forum in June 

Details regarding these opportunities can be found below, as well as other important updates that we hope you find helpful and interesting. Enjoy! 


Your WI CCC Program Team

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WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 4 "Increase HPV Vaccine Completion": February 9, 2016 from 3-4 PM
The 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series will kick off on February 9, 2016 from 3-4 PM to feature Priority 4 - Increase HPV Vaccine Completion. The webinar will include a summary of the findings from the HPV Vaccine Environmental Scan conducted by the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program from October 2014 - September 2015. The environmental scan included a review of WI HPV vaccination data, a stakeholder survey to learn about current HPV-related activities, an assessment of research being conducted at UW-Madison and evaluation of a local quality improvement provider education project. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of HPV vaccination rates and activities in Wisconsin.

Webinar Instructions
Registration is not required to attend the webinar. To join the webinar use the dial-in and login instructions below.

Join the Audio Conference
Dial-In: 1 (888) 582-3528 US Toll Free
Passcode: 6974 669#

Join the Web Conference
To join the web conference, click here.


About the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series 
Throughout 2016 the WI CCC Program will offer a webinar series for partners and WI Cancer Council members. The webinars will offer participants the opportunity to learn more about Priorities within the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. For more information about the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series, including the upcoming webinar schedule, click here
2016 CCC Implementation Grants to Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care - RFP Released
The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is soliciting "CCC Implementation Grants to Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care" proposals that support the implementation of  Priority 9, "Increase Access to Quality Cancer Care and Services", in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 , as well as one or more of the  cross cutting issues. The intent of this round of CCC Implementation Grants is to fund local projects that address access to quality cancer care efforts in Wisconsin, linking directly to strategies in Priority 9 in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. The projects will be implemented from July 2016 -December 2017. The 2016 CCC Implementation Grants RFP is available in its entirety online. Click here to read the entire announcement ».
Farm to Hospital Community of Practice Now Accepting Participants
Are you interested in serving local fruits & vegetables in your hospital or maybe increasing what you currently serve? Join the WI Healthy Hospitals Farm to Hospital Community of Practice! The Farm to Hospital Community of Practice will bring together hospitals from around the state to learn and share about Farm to Hospital strategies, including procuring local fruits & vegetables, starting your own garden, and hosting a local CSA. The Community of Practice will offer 2 in person meetings, shared learning experiences and exchanges, and technical assistance. For more information, visit https://wicancer.org/projects/healthy-hospital-forum/.  Contact Emily Reynolds at eareynolds@uwcarbone.wisc.edu if you have questions. 
The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, housed at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, recently participated in the development of a position statement on HPV vaccination. UW Carbone Cancer Center has joined the nation's top cancer centers in issuing a statement with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) urging increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to prevent cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HPV infections are responsible for about 27,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in the U.S. Yet fewer than 40 percent of girls and just more than 21 percent of boys receive the recommended three doses. The percentages fall short of the goal of 80 percent by the end of this decade as set by Healthy People 2020.

In a release from the UW Carbone Cancer Center, Dr. Howard Bailey, director of the UW Carbone Cancer Center, stated "The HPV vaccine is about cancer prevention. It's our best defense to stop HPV infection in our youth and prevent HPV-related cancers."

Wisconsin HPV Vaccine Summits - Save the Dates, Registration Coming Soon

The Wisconsin HPV Vaccine Summits aim to improve HPV immunization rates throughout the state by providing updates, discussion opportunities and best practices. Two HPV Vaccine Summits will be held:

  • May 11, 2016 in Wausau 
  • May 12, 2016 in Milwaukee

To view the entire save the date click here. 

 

These free conferences are offered to vaccine advocates from organizations engaged in activities to improve health of adolescents and prevent cancer. Representatives from all organizations and providers who can implement HPV immunization program improvements and promote timely HPV immunizations are encouraged to attend. 

 

These free conferences are sponsored by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrices (WIAAP), Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) Immunization Program, Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (SR AHEC) and the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (WI CCC Program). 

Survivorship Forum Save the Date - June 8, 2016 in Eau Claire, WI 
The Wisconsin Survivorship Forum, "Life in Balance," will be held on June 8, 2016 in Eau Claire, WI. The Survivorship Forum will feature Keynote Speaker Scott Burton, a stand-up comedian, world-class juggler, author and cancer survivor. To view more information, including the save the date, click here to  read more » .

The Wisconsin Survivorship Forum is a biennial event developed and sponsored by the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The free day of learning, sharing and networking offers an opportunity for cancer survivors and providers to have an equal voice to listen and dialogue with each other. For questions, please contact Jeanne Strickland at jsstrickland@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-263-2214.
New Resources Added to Website for WI CCC Plan Implementation
Two new resources have been added to the online WI CCC Plan resource section. You can access resources for specific Priorities and Strategies when viewing the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 online. Select the Priority you wish to explore and scroll to the bottom right of your screen. Under "Resources to take action" click on a Strategy to find resources to support your implementation activities.
WI Cancer Council Survey Reminder
WI CCC Program partners and WI Cancer Council members received an email survey on January 25, 2016 from Sheri Scott (sherscott@earthlink.net), an external evaluator working with the WI CCC Program. The survey was sent via Survey Monkey and is designed to collect input to strengthen the WI Cancer Council. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please contact Sheri Scott at sherscott@earthlink.net. Thank you in advance for your participation! 
February 2016 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
Below includes a digest of January's notable articles and information pertaining to cancer control, which can also be found on our website. If you missed it, we've got you covered! 
February 9, 2016 from 3-4 PM 

February 12-15, 2016 

February 17, 2016 from 10-11 AM 

February 19-21, 2016
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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, skerch@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-262-8599.