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 Issue 94                                                                                     May 2017
In This Issue
Join the WI Cancer Council
WI CCC Plan Updates
Farm to Hospital
WI CCC Program Welcomes New Staff
HPV Vaccine Summits
WI Cancer Council Members earn Barbara A Lange Award
Member Spotlight
Policy Corner
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 
Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

We are entering a season of change! We're excited about what the next few months have in store-and we can't wait to unveil details in future issues of this newsletter.

You'll see here that our newsletter is undergoing some changes of its own, as we shift to a members-only publication. This will allow us to report on what our members care about most and will help us to provide the support and knowledge our members depend on (for a great example of this, check out the Member Spotlight below).

We look forward to seeing many of you at our Annual Meeting on May 11, at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison. In case you're not able to join us, look for a recap in our June edition!

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Love Our Newsletter? Join the WI Cancer Council
Beginning in June, the CCC Newsletter will be available only to WI Cancer Council members as part of our efforts to maximize member benefits. Joining the WI Cancer Council is free, and your organization can have unlimited member representatives. Members receive access to a wide range of useful tools to help advance their work-including infographics, issue briefs, success stories, and policy updates-as well as the ability to network with other members across the state.

To join, visit, select "Join as a Member Representative" and follow instructions to complete the process to join. The two-part application form takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

Unsure if you are a member? Please contact Sarah Kerch at
WI CCC Plan Updates
WI CCC Plan Updated Measures
Three measures in the WI CCC Plan, a common framework for action in cancer prevention and control, have been updated to reflect recent changes. WI CCC Plan Priorities with updated measures include:
Measures are used to monitor and evaluate change in each priority area. View each measure here.

New WI CCC Plan Resource Added Online
We've added a new resource to the online WI CCC Plan "Resource" section. Know the Risks offers tools for educating youth and young adults on the risks of e-cigarettes.

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 the Strategy to find resources to support your implementation activities.

Know the Risks: This resource can be found when referencing Priority 1, Strategy A. 
Farm to Hospital Community of Practice
Last spring, 13 hospitals from around the state joined the Farm to Hospital
F2H CoP Participants
Community of Practice (F2H CoP) with a goal of creating healthier food and beverage environments and promoting local fruits and vegetables. The project was developed to support the momentum from the WI Healthy Hospital Forum and is supported by a grant from the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections (DATCP).  The one year project wrapped up this March with an in-person meeting/field trip to Reedsburg Area Medical Center to network, share successes and share feedback on future plans.

In just one year of the project, we saw an increase in the number of facilities that are purchasing local fruits and vegetables, maintaining an on-site garden, serving as a CSA drop-off site, promoting their activities to staff, visitors, patients and the community and more. The F2H CoP participants made great progress and are excited about future opportunities.

To further support this work, a Farm to Hospital infographic was developed to talk about the benefits of Wisconsin grown fruits and vegetables.   This infographic can be found online.Plans for a future Community of Practice are in development. Questions can be directed to Michelle Moreau at .
WI CCC Program Welcomes Carrie Kilman as Communications Specialist
The WI CCC Program is delighted to announce that Carrie Kilman has joined our team as Communications Specialist, beginning April 25th. Carrie will help the WI CCC Program communicate with partners and WI Cancer Council members through a variety of communication channels, including our website and newsletter. As our "storyteller in residence," Carrie will help the WI CCC Program share the stories behind our work and will help to equip our partners and members with tools for sharing stories and other vital information with their own constituencies. Carrie comes to us with more than a decade of nonprofit communications experience. Prior to joining the WI CCC Program team, Carrie served as Developmental Editor with the WI Historical Society Press and Director of Development and External Relations for the WI Humanities Council. Please welcome Carrie to the team! Carrie can be reached by phone (608-261-1048) or email ( 
2017 WI Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Summits
Two WI HPV Vaccine Summits will be held in 2017, one in Green Bay on October 18th and another in Eau Claire on October 26th. The summits seek to improve HPV immunization rates throughout Wisconsin by providing current data on state specific HPV disease and immunization rates, current information about vaccine safety, and ways to advocate for organizational support of adolescent immunization. Those working to improve adolescent health and prevent cancer are encouraged to attend. You can find more information about the WI HPV Vaccine Summits here, and be sure to watch for updates on our website. Registration will open in July. 
Three WI Cancer Council Members Receive Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award
Three WI Cancer Council members received the 2017 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award in Health Education at the April 20th WI Health Education Network Annual Meeting. The award is given to those who exemplify a commitment to health education and health promotion. 2017 recipients include:
  • Vicki Huntington, Section Chief, WI Tobacco Prevention and Control Program
  • Nancy Sonnleitner, Education Trainer, WI Cancer Reporting System
  • Christy Vogt, Communications and Education Coordinator, WI Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
Please join us in congratulating Vicki, Nancy and Christy for receiving this honor! 
Member Spotlight
Member Spotlights showcase WI Cancer Council Members and their cancer control efforts. 

Keith Brownlow - Missions Director for Healthy Families, Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. - Ladysmith.

Keith and the Indianhead Community Action Agency organization became involved with the WI Cancer Council in the spring of 2015, after receiving funding from an Implementation Grant through the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and WI Cancer Council. Thanks to this grant as well as networking opportunities and resources provided by the WI Cancer Council, the Indianhead Community Action Agency has been able to focus its priorities and increase its capacity to offer training to target populations. Keith says that the WI Cancer Council offers knowledge and information as well as support needed when addressing challenges and bringing forth change for clients, staff, and communities.

You can view Keith's entire member spotlight 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 early April, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released a draft amendment to the current clause providing BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid) to adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who have incomes at or below 100 percent of the federal poverty level, with no dependent children. Changes include monthly premium adjustments, health risk assessments, eligibility time limit and work requirements, and drug screening and testing. Read more here >>

A recent Wisconsin Department of Health Services survey found that Wisconsin teens are doing better than their national peers in current alcohol use. This is the first time in the past decade that Wisconsin's rates of underage drinking are below the national average. In recognition of this improvement, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed April to be Underage Alcohol Use and Abuse Awareness Month. Read more here >>

In honor of April's Alcohol Awareness Month, the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program released our newest infographic, " Addressing High-Risk Drinking to Reduce Cancer Burden in Wisconsin." Alcohol has been shown to cause at least seven different cancers, and high-risk drinking remains a problem in the state. To learn more about this priority and goal within the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020 and the Wisconsin Cancer Council Policy Agenda, view the infographic here
A report published by the National Center for Health Statistics indicated that more than 42 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 59 are infected with genital HPV-the same strains that account for 31,000 new cases of cancer each year. Some populations are more affected than others, you can learn more by reading our article. Read more here >>
Partner Events

2017 WI Cancer Council Annual Meeting

May 11, 2017 from 7:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. 

the Edgewater Madison 

1001 Wisconsin Place 

Madison, WI 53703


May 11, 2017 from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. 

American Lung Association in Wisconsin 

13100 W. Lisbon Rd, Ste. 700

Brookfield, WI 53005

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.