April's cyber-seminar explored the comprehensive cancer control program and the use of coalitions to address cancer-related disparities with three great speakers. Ms. Madeline La Porta from the National Cancer Institute provided an overview of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Dr. Theresa Wynn discussed how the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Deep South Network are using a coalition approach to improve the breast and cervical health of African American women in the Southeast US. Ms. Kym Cravatt then discussed the work that the Cherokee Nation Cancer Coalition is doing to address the cancer needs of the Cherokee Nation population in Oklahoma. Both provided great examples of how coalitions with public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and community members are making a difference and improving the health of our communities.
Now it's your turn to join in the discussion! Ask questions of our speakers or share your stories and experiences with the state, tribe, and territory comprehensive cancer coalitions and how you and your organizations are addressing cancer disparities in your community.
If you missed the live cyber-seminar on April 20, 2011, watch the archive and engage in the discussion!