Webinar: Using the PARTNER Tool to Track and Analyze Community Partnerships

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET A major challenge facing public health researchers and practitioners today is how to partner with other organizations, agencies, and groups to collaboratively address public health goals while effectively leveraging resources. The process by which organizations have engaged partners in collaboration has varied, with few ways to measure the success of these partnerships. Public leaders are eager to understand how to analyze these collaborations to determine whether the time and resources spent building these partnerships are worth the investment. The PARTNER Tool (Program to Analyze, Record, and Track Networks to Enhance Relationships), is…

Webinar: “Ensuring the Delivery of Patient-Centered Cancer Care”

Ensuring the Delivery of Patient-Centered Cancer Care Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET The demand for quality, patient-centered care is growing throughout the country. As more people are living with cancer, it is increasingly clear that the responsibility for such care extends beyond cancer centers and into communities and the home. Central to this challenge are the Commission on Cancer and the comprehensive cancer control coalitions. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recently released new accreditation standards in order to ensure that key elements of quality cancer care are provided to every person treated in a CoC-accredited facility. These…

Using Systems Thinking and Tools to Solve Public Health Problems

Public health researchers and practitioners often work to solve complex population and health issues, such as obesity and chronic disease, which are deeply embedded within the fabric of society. As such, the solutions often require intervention and engagement with key stakeholders and organizations across many levels, ranging from local entities (schools, churches, and work environments) to regional systems (health departments and hospital networks) to entire countries (national agencies). This multi-level, multi-participant view is at the heart of systems thinking, a process of understanding how parts influence one another within a whole. During December’s NCI Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar, Dr. Allan…

Connecticut Cancer Plan 2009-2013

The Connecticut Cancer Plan 2009-2013 is the blueprint that prioritizes and organizes strategies to accomplish the mission of reducing the burder of cancer for all residents of Connecticut. It identifies specific programs, efforts and focus areas that fit into the state’s overall approach to cancer control and delineates how they are integral to the overall mission of decreasing the burden of cancer on our state’s residents.

For the progress Report on the Cancer Control Plan 2005-2008, please click here.

Copies of the previous plan can be found here.

Download Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2005-2008

Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Community Based Education University of Connecticut School of Medicine presents: UNNATURAL CAUSES… Is Inequality Making Us Sick? “Place Matters” Thursday, April 8, 2010; 4:30 pm — 8:00 pm Massey Auditorium – Academic Entrance The workshop is free and dinner will be provided. The workshop will begin with a viewing of the “Place Matters” episode from the acclaimed documentary series, Unnatural Causes. The series reveals findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and…

Colorectal Screening Awareness: Calhoun Family Public Service Announcement

Rocky Hill, CT (25 February 2010)—Last year, 19,000 Connecticut residents were diagnosed with cancer. That’s enough people to fill every seat and more at the XL Center in Hartford. With the XL Center as a backdrop, the Connecticut Cancer Partnership (CCP) is proud to announce a new public service campaign featuring a well- known Connecticut family. “All those empty seats are a powerful message. That’s why I’m supporting the Connecticut Cancer Partnership’s goal to increase cancer screenings,” said Jeff Calhoun. Jeff’s dad “works” at the XL Center. Jeff’s dad—Coach Jim Calhoun—is a cancer survivor. The PSA campaign uses the empty…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Receives $4M for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded over $4 million to the DPH Comprehensive Cancer Program to conduct a statewide colorectal cancer screening initiative. Receipt of the award was announced by Renee Coleman-Mitchell, Section Chief of the Health Education, Management & Surveillance Section of DPH. The new program will be integrated with the existing Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and will provide colonoscopies to low-income and medically underserved residents of Connecticut for a 5-year period. The Department of Public Health is pleased to add this critical screening component, as colorectal cancer is the 4th most common…

Super Colon to be Displayed at XL Center March 29-30

The Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT) is bringing an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long replica of the human colon, Prevent Cancer Super Colon™, to the XL Center in Hartford on Sunday, March 29th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Monday, March 30th, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The exhibit is part of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership’s statewide colorectal cancer public education initiative. The Super Colon™ is an inflatable, interactive colon that teaches people about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer. As visitors walk through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™, they get…