Past Events

LGBTQ+ Patient-Centered Cultural Competency Training

This is a  two-part online program presented by Layne Gianakos, program coordinator for the newly formed Office of Health Equity Research within the Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale School of Medicine.. His passion for comprehensive LGBTQIA+ medical care and community assistance led him to work for Anchor Health Initiative, a non-profit LGBTQIA+ primary care organization where he pioneered a comprehensive patient-centered case management program for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Two one- hour zoom sessions Tuesday, April 25th and Thursday, May 4th at noon, for 1 hour each.

Topic: LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency, Part 1
Date: Apr 25, 2023
Passcode: 51Sx#93z

Topic: LGBTQIA+ Healthcare setting training session, Part 2
Date: May 4, 2023
Passcode: 209k81f$

HPV Vaccination: Progress and Challenges Pond House, West Hartford

The Connecticut Cancer Partnership’s HPV Vaccination Workgroup invites you to attend a free summit highlighting the Progress and Challenges of HPV Vaccination. The morning meeting will be held in person at the Pond House in West Hartford, on the grounds of the beautiful Elizabeth Park. Morning refreshments will be served.

Topics to be covered include an overview of HPV-related cancers, current rates of vaccination in the state, quality improvement project ideas, and the roles of dental health practitioners and of school-based health centers.

2022 Annual Meeting Overview

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

Update in lung Screening

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April 29, 2022
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
Westbrook, CT

The CT Cancer Partnership presents

Update in Lung Cancer Screening

Come hear about the latest advancements in lung cancer screening. Review the new guidelines for screening, shared decision-making, and how and when to make a referral for screening.

In-person and virtual attendance is available. Intended audience is PCPs and staff.


  • Polly Sather, APRN, Yale New Haven Health
  • James Carroll, MD, Midstate Medical Center
  • Ilana Richman, MD, Yale Medicine
  • Thomas Farquhar, MD, Hartford HealthCare

Registration for this free event is required.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

CME are available. Hartford HealthCare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Hartford HealthCare designates this activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is designated for a maximum of 4 ANCC contact hours.

Other Learners: All other learners will receive a Certificate of Participation. Consult your professional licensing board regarding the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.