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 Issue 80                                                                                  March 2016
In This Issue
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinars
Farm to Hospital Community of Practice
WI HPV Vaccine Summits
Survivorship Forum Save the Date
Coalitions in Action: WI Breast Cancer Task Force
WI Partnership Program: Applicants Sought
March 2016 ICYMI
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

February was a busy month at the WI CCC Program. We are grateful for the extra day thanks to Leap Year! 

Thank you to those who joined the first WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on February 9th. We had great attendance and look forward to upcoming presentations. You can find more information below. 

This month's newsletter includes several opportunities to support your WI CCC Plan implementation efforts: 

  • Join the Farm to Hospital Community of Practice
  • Register for the WI HPV Vaccine Summits
  • Save the Date for the WI Survivorship Forum 
  • Apply for a WI Partnership Program Community Award

Your WI CCC Program Team

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WI CCC Plan Priority Webinars: Recent and Upcoming Presentations
WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar on Priority 4 "Increase HPV Vaccine Completion"
Thank you to those who joined the  first WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series  on February 9, 2016 that featured Priority 4 - Increase HPV Vaccine Completion. The webinar  provided a comprehensive overview of HPV vaccination rates and activities in Wisconsin. A recording of the webinar can be found here or by visiting the 2016 WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar Series page

Upcoming WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar
The next WI CCC Plan Priority Webinar will feature Priority 11 - Increase Advance Care Planning. The webinar will be held on April 12, 2016 from 3 - 4 PM and will feature Erin Aagesen, MS, MPH, from Honoring Choices Wisconsin. More information will be shared in the April 2016 WI CCC Newsletter. Stay tuned! 

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
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, click here.  Contact Emily Reynolds at if you have questions. 
WI HPV Vaccine Summits - Registration Now Open
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
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. Sessions will explore the following topics:
  • Mindfulness 
  • Sexual Health
  • Cancer and Employment
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Cancer and Finances
Registration for this free, biennial event will open in April. ANCC and CEUs will be offered. To view the save the date, click here to read more ยป.
The Wisconsin Survivorship Forum is a biennial event developed and sponsored by the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.  For questions, please contact Jeanne Strickland at or 608-263-2214. 
Coalitions in Action: WI Breast Cancer Task Force
The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Task Force (WBCTF) has received a "Coalitions in Action" grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure national headquarters. The WI  Comprehensive Cancer Control Program partnered with the Komen Southeast Wisconsin affiliate to apply and was one of only six coalitions around the country to receive funding. The two-year grant will allow the WBCTF to develop projects to improve breast cancer screening rates in Wisconsin using information gathered in the Komen Southeast WI community profile. 
Breast cancer screening guidelines have recently been updated by groups including the US Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society that present differing ages and frequencies for screening. The WBCTF does not endorse a specific recommendation but plans to address ongoing confusion and encourage women to discuss their individual risk and screening options with their provider. Grant activities will include pilot testing the WBCTF breast cancer screening conversation tool and activities that focus on consistent messaging, promotion of resources and health literacy. To learn more or get involved with the Breast Cancer Task Force click here.   
WI Partnership Program: Applicants Sought for Community Awards
The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeking applicants for its two major community award programs. The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program encourages partners and WI Cancer Council members to apply for a cancer related project using the  WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020 as a framework.
Community Impact Grants provide up to $1 million over five-years to support large-scale, evidence-based, community-academic partnerships aimed at achieving sustainable policy, systems and/or environmental changes that will improve health, health equity and well-being in Wisconsin.  Learn more about Community Impact Grants.
Community Opportunity Grants provide up to $50,000 in support for up to two years to implement and evaluate strategies identified in community health improvement plans and needs assessments. The grants are designed to enhance collaboration among public health departments, nonprofit organizations, hospitals, clinics, health care systems, schools, businesses and government leaders on community-identified health priorities.  Learn more about Community Opportunity Grants.
March 2016 ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
Below includes a digest of February'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! 
Partner Events
March 9, 2016 from 4-5pm
March 11-12, 2016
The American Club
419 Highland Dr., Kohler, WI  53044
March 17, 2016 from 8am to 4pm
Olympia Resort
1350 Royale Mile Rd., Oconomowoc, WI  53066

March 17, 2016 from 6 to 7pm
Exact Science
145 E Badger Rd, Madison, WI
April 2, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
Gilda's Club Madison

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 608-266-8599.