Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer: Using the Latest Evidence to Impact Health Policy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:00-2:30pm EST Register at www.ct.train.org by choosing course # 1034088. Are you familiar with the latest science on use of indoor tanning beds and skin cancer in young people? On the national level, two of the 20 cancer goals in Healthy People 2020 are targeted at reducing use of indoor tanning, including one objective specifically aimed at adolescents. Across the nation– including here in New England– health advocates are using new research to push legislatures to impose new restrictions on tanning bed use by youth under 18. Join us on July 24 when researchers from Yale…

Webinar: Measuring for Improvement: The Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc)

Measuring for Improvement: The Health Disparities Calculator (HD*Calc) Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST The personal and economic costs of cancer health disparities are incalculable. The medically underserved are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage diseases that might have been treated more effectively or even cured if diagnosed earlier. To effectively improve the health of our communities, we need to understand and address these disparities. But before we address them systematically, we first must measure them and then continue to monitor them. The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Research to Reality (R2R) July cyber-seminar will explore…

Webinar: Bridging Local and State Cancer Control Efforts

Bridging Local and State Cancer Control Efforts through Evidence Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST It can be challenging to implement national or state goals and objectives, such as State Cancer Plans, at the local level and incorporate the evidence into programs in the community. The Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) National Partnership helps to bridge this divide by supporting CCC coalitions in the development and implementation of comprehensive cancer control plans at the state, tribe, territory, U.S. Pacific Island Jurisdictions, and local levels. The National Cancer Institute’s June Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will feature examples…

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pregnancy-Related Cancers in Women

Friday, June 08, 2012 7:00am – 12:15pm New Haven Lawn Club 193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT Yale School of Medicine and the Yale Cancer Center are holding the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pregnancy-Related Cancers in Women: Pregnancy, Fertility and Beyond Conference on Friday, June 08, 2012 at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT. This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). It is estimated that cancer will be diagnosed in 1 in 1,000 pregnant women. As more women delay childbearing, this number will increase. Still, there remains significant controversy regarding diagnosis,…

ACS Lobby Day

March 27, 2012

American Cancer Society Lobby Day

Old Judiciary Room
State Capitol, Hartford
8:00am-12pm
(You would not be required to stay the whole day)

Through advocacy we can change public health policy in an effort to reduce and eliminate cancer incidence and mortality rates due to cancer. Please come make your voice heard!

Training Dates:
Thursday, March 22, Norwalk Office 6pm
Monday, March 26, Rocky Hill Office 6pm
For more information, please contact Bryte Johnson, at Bryte.Johnson@cancer.org or 203-379-4850

Make it Your Own (MIYO): Creating Customized Health Materials for your Community Webinar

Make it Your Own (MIYO): Creating Customized Health Materials for your Community Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET Developing, tailoring, and promoting health materials for your community and audience is not often an easy process. Effective and sustainable promotion strategies are needed to assure that all Americans benefit from important cancer information across the continuum. Make It Your Own (MIYO), created in 2008 by the Health Communication Research Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, is a web-based system that gives community partners the tools to create customized, culturally appropriate health materials targeted to their audience…