The 17th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership was held, via Zoom, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The title Connecticut Cancer Partnership Celebrating 20 Years: Renewed, Refreshed, and Ready to Go! reflected that CCP is coming out of a period of dormancy and is eager to reconvene cancer control partners in the work of reducing the burden of cancer in Connecticut.

Seven speakers covered topics including the history of the 20-year-old coalition, the CDC funding focus, the importance and approach of evaluation throughout the five-year funding cycle, the overarching theme of cancer disparities in Connecticut, initiatives to address health equity through advocacy for policy, systems, and environmental change, national resources available to support state cancer coalitions, an introduction to the state’s latest Cancer Plan,  and evidence-based interventions addressing strategies in the new Plan.

PowerPoint presentations are linked below. |  Watch the Zoom video here.

The CCP looks forward to creating workgroups to address Cancer Plan strategies in 2023.

Connecticut Cancer Partnership Celebrating 20 Years: Renewed, Refreshed, and Ready to Go! 


10:00  Welcome, Introductions, Partnership Overview-Lucinda Hogarty, MPH, Executive Director of the CCP

  • Who’s Who: Steering Group and Staff
  • History

10:15  CDC Focus–Chioma Ogazi, DVM, MS, RN, CT DPH POWERPOINT LINK

10:25  Evaluation— Amy Griffin, Director, Health Evaluation Initiatives, The Consultation Center at Yale POWERPOINT LINK

10:25 Highlight on Cancer Disparities-Lou Gonsalves, Ph.D., CT DPH, Tumor Registry POWERPOINT LINK

10:35 Policy, Systems, and Environment/Advocacy Update: Recent Successes and Upcoming Initiatives-Natalie Shurtleff, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network – POWERPOINT LINK

10:45 Connecticut’s New Cancer Plan in BriefGoals at A Glance– Lucinda Hogarty POWERPOINT LINK

10:55 National Connections:  Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, Sarah Shafir, MPH, Chair of CCCNP, American Cancer Society, – POWERPOINT LINK

11:00 Using Strategies that Work: Evidence-Based Interventions and Connecticut’s New Cancer Plan, Aubrey Villalobos, DrPh, Med, NIH, Division of Cancer Control. Dr. Villalobos will:

  • Define and identify evidence-based interventions (EBIs)
  • Explain how implementation science advances cancer control
  • Describe how to select, adapt, and evaluate EBIs related to priority strategies in the Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2021-2026


11:40  What is a CCP workgroup and how do they work for you?

Next steps

12 Noon  Adjourn