Cancer Health Equity Network

The Alliance’s Cancer Health Equity Network is back! And, it needs active participants eager to learn from and with one another. If you care about reducing cancer disparities, save the following dates and let Melinda Donaway, mdonaway@umn.edu, or DeAnna Finifrock, network co-chairs, know you’re interested in participating. Meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on March 20, July 17, and November 20. Lunch will be provided. Each meeting will feature an educational presentation, facilitated discussion and networking opportunities.

Cancer Health Equity Network

The Alliance’s Cancer Health Equity Network is back! And, it needs active participants eager to learn from and with one another. If you care about reducing cancer disparities, save the following dates and let Melinda Donaway, mdonaway@umn.edu, or DeAnna Finifrock, network co-chairs, know you’re interested in participating. Meetings are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2p.m. on March 20, July 17, and November 20. Lunch will be provided. Each meeting will feature an educational presentation, facilitated discussion and networking opportunities.

Cancer in Your Community Training

Please join us for a FREE workshop

8:30 am – 4:30 pm workshop

 

Purpose

  • Learn about cancer and cancer screening
  • Develop skills to teach others about cancer
  • Learn about resources in your community

 

Details

Location: Jefferson Room, Hilton Minneapolis / Bloomington

Directions and parking information can be found here.

Food: Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Parking: Free parking is available on site.

 

Who can participate?

This workshop is available to anyone who delivers cancer prevention messaging in their communities. It is ideal for community health workers, health care providers and educators, and concerned community members.

If you have questions, contact Liz Wilson-Lopp, Elizabeth.Wilson-Lopp@state.mn.us

Member Meeting

Minnesota Cancer Alliance

Member Strategy Meeting

Goal: to identify specific tactics the Alliance will move forward

Objectives:

  • Connect with other Alliance members
  • Actively participate in discussing future Alliance activities

 

Agenda

Welcome – Warren Larson

Setting the Stage: Identifying Tactics

Breakout Sessions:

  • Objective 1: Reduce tobacco use among youth and young adults
  • Objective 11: Increase vaccination rate for vaccines shown to reduce the risk of cancer
  • Objective 12: Increase risk-appropriate screening for colorectal cancer
  • Objective 16: Increase the use of hereditary cancer risk assessment, including genetic counseling and appropriate genetic testing

Setting the Course: Next Steps – Ken Bence

2014 Minnesota Hospice & Palliative Care Conference: Improving Education – Improving Lives!

Registration is now open to attend the 2014 Minnesota Hospice & Palliative Care Conference: Improving Education – Improving Lives!

Make sure to register today so you don’t miss out on this year’s lineup including:

• Sunday, April 6, 2014 preconference speaker for the Florence Schorske Wald Lectureship in Palliative/Hospice Care in partnership with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BCPS, CPE speaking on It Takes a village: Effective Pain and Symptom Management at the End-of-Life
• Monday, April 7, 2014, keynote speaker, Christina Puchalski, MD, MS speaking on The Essential Role of Spirituality into Palliative Care: A Whole-Person Model of Care
• Tuesday, April 8, 2014, keynote speaker, Jay Westbrook, MS, RN, CHPN presenting Language of the Heart: Empowering Dying Patients & Grieving Families
• Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact hours, State of Minnesota Board of Social Work CEUs, and Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators CEUs will be offered
*depending on how many days you attend you could earn up to 14.75 CME, ANCC, etc., contact hours or CEUs*
• Monday, April 7, 2014 Networking and Happy Hour Event in the exhibit halls (light appetizers and a cash bar will be available)

Check out the breakout sessions, learn about our keynote speakers, apply for a scholarship or find out more about the conference in our electronic registration brochure. Pass the brochure along to your colleagues, peers, coworkers, friends and family – this is sure to be a conference that you won’t want to miss!

Webinar: Improving Colon Cancer Screening Rates Part II

The second webinar in a two-part series will focus on improving clinics’ colon cancer screening rates. Participants will learn how to extract and use data to improve screening rates and patient care. This webinar is a joint effort of the American Cancer Society, Minnesota Community Measurement, Stratis Health, and Minnesota’s Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.

Webinar: Promoting Colon Cancer Screening Within the Patient Centered Medical Home

The CRC Clinician’s Guide, available at nccrt.org, is a practical guide for primary care clinicians, entitled, “How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidenced-Based Toolbox and Guide.”The Guide outlines efficient ways for practices to get every eligible patient the colorectal cancer screening tests he or she needs. The Guide contains evidenced-based tools, sample templates and strategies that can help practices improve their screening performance. This webinar will provide an overview of these resources and address how they are compatible with a health care home approach to preventive health care.

Objectives

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will:
1) Have an understanding of “The CRC Clinician’s Guide” and how to access the practice tools and resources developed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
2) Reference practice tools and resources available, including: “An Action Plan for Implementing A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence Based Toolkit”, the “FoBT Clinician’s Reference” and the FluFobt.org website.
3) Be better able to determine how to engage other clinic staff to create a team-based approach to increase colon cancer screening.