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 Issue 92                                                                                      March 2017
In This Issue
2017 WCC Annual Meeting
WCC Detailed Member Directory is Live
Sister Pact Milwaukee
WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics
UW Hospital Healthier Eating
Member Spotlight
Policy Corner
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 
Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

We have an exciting spring ahead of us here at the WI CCC Program! As we look forward to warmer weather, we also look forward to the upcoming WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting scheduled for May 11, 2017. Don't miss the chance to network with WI Cancer Council members and ignite action in your cancer control work - register today!

In addition to the Annual Meeting, this newsletter features exciting updates on WI CCC Program projects, including Sister Pact and the WI Healthy Hospitals Project. Be sure to read below to learn more!

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2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting: Igniting Action in Cancer Control 
May 11, 2017 - Edgewater Hotel, Madison
Don't miss the opportunity to join your fellow WI Cancer 
Council members for an all-day event on "Igniting Action in Cancer Control". Registration for the 2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting on May 11th is now open. 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

Click here to access the 2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting Flyer for more details. 


Register Today
  • Click here to register. Space is limited and registration closes April 28, 2017.
  • 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 .
Detailed Member Directory is Live - Join the WI Cancer Council to Access 
We are excited to announce that the  detailed Member Directory is now live on the   WI Cancer Council Website ! Using the information collected as members join, WI Cancer Council members who are logged in on the website now have the ability to search for another member by name or by using filters. Through the detailed Member Directory WI Cancer Council members have a networking database at their fingertips 24/7! Check out the Tools for Cancer Control Success: Tangible Resources for WI Cancer Council Members  presentation  or  handout  on our website, for more information.
How Do I Gain Access?
If you and your Lead Member Representative have completed the commitment process to join or renew your membership with the WI Cancer Council, you already have access to the detailed Member Directory! Check it out today by logging in on the  WI Cancer Council's homepage  and selecting "Member Directory" from the menu.
If you have not yet initiated or completed the join process, do so today in order to gain access to the detailed Member Directory and other exclusive members-only benefits! If you think you have already completed this process but do not have access, or have questions about where you are in the process, please contact us at . Instructions on how to join can be  found here.
Sister Pact Campaign to Address Milwaukee Disparities 
Sister Pact is a breast cancer awareness  program that encourages women to make a commitment - a Sister Pact - to address their breast health. A media campaign started in late February will encourage women to get information on mammography and connect with local resources by visiting  or dialing 2-1-1.

Sister Pact is coordinated by the WI Breast Cancer Task Force (WBCTF), a statewide coalition working to improve breast cancer screening rates in Wisconsin, along with dozens of community groups, neighborhood associations, health organizations, local leaders, faith organizations, businesses, and others.
Some  specific areas in Milwaukee have been identified as breast cancer 'hot spots' where women are nearly twice as likely to die from breast cancer as women living in surrounding neighborhoods. Sister Pact will focus on those areas, which include all or part of zip codes: 53205, 53206, 53208, 53210, 53213, 53216, and 53233.

Sister Pact will also be featured at several upcoming events including The Be Well Expo on March 4th, The Gathering and the Family Affair Expo on March 11th. If you would like to get involved with the WBCTF or Sister Pact, please contact Sarah Mroz

Click here to view a news article showcasing SIster Pact's Kick Off event held on March 1st. Also, be sure to follow Sister Pact Milwaukee on Facebook by visiting
WI Healthy Hospitals Success Stories
WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics, a project of the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, promotes strategies within WI hospitals and clinics that will increase healthy, active lifestyles,  Priority 2 in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 and is part of the WI Cancer Council Policy Priorities

The videos below highlight two local success stories and the impact of their changes.

Success Story: Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Sauk Prairie Healthcare has been purchasing local food for years. Hear about the changes they've made, and the i mpact serving local food has had on their menu. Click HERE to view the full video.

Success Story: Watertown Regional Medical Center
Watertown Regional Medical Center prioritizes fresh, healthy, local fo od. Food for their primary dining location in the hospital is handpicked by the food staff from the local farmers market! To watch how these habits support healthy lifestyles and engage community members, click HERE .  

To view more success stories, visit the WI Healthy Hospitals & Clinics page, HERE. If your system has a story to share, contact Michelle Moreau
UW Hospital Making Healthier Eating Easier
UW Health, a WI Cancer Council member and participant in the WI Healthy Hospitals and Farm to Hospital Communities of Practice, was recently featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel highlighting their initiatives in the hospital cafeteria to make the healthy choice, the easy (and affordable) choice for staff, visitors and community members. They've experienced tremendous success and their efforts have managed to remain cost neutral. Click  here  to read the article and learn more about the great work happening at UW Health.
 Member Spotlight 
Member Spotlights showcase WI Cancer Council Members and their cancer control efforts. Be sure to check out featured member spotlights in the CCC Program Newsletter.

Lisa M. Michels, MSN, APNP - Medical Oncology/Cancer Genetics, Agnesian HealthCare Fond du Lac

Agnesian HealthCare has been a member of the Wisconsin Cancer Council for over four years. Their cancer services department treats nearly 600 patient each year. As a part of the community needs assessment, the organization focuses on WI CCC Plan priorities taking aim at decrease tobacco use and alcohol consumption, and increasing healthy active lifestyles. In addition to these efforts, the organization provides free cancer screenings to community members on their day dedicated to "Living Smart". By teaming up with the WCC, Agnesian HealthCare gains networking opportunities and support systems from other cancer centers in the state looking to make the same positive influence in reducing the burden of cancer.
You can view Lisa's entire Member Spotlight online by clicking here
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.
In December 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law, giving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for projects that support the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot. NCI has begun posting related funding opportunities online . Read More>>
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) was established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, serving as a foundation for determining Medicare payment rates. Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded funding to several organizations to provide training and education on the QPP to individual and small group practices, especially those in under-resourced and medically underserved areas. Read more>>
March 10, 2017
Wisconsin Medical Society
330 E Lakeside St
Madison WI 53715

March 10, 2017
Webinar found HERE
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.