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NACDD Increasing Its Role In The Fight Against Cancer

Tuesday, September 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
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NACDD has been funded for nine cancer projects for the coming year ending June 30, 2017. Five are continued projects and four are new. The new projects include: A Team-based Approach to Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening through Enhanced Relationships with Community (new) – Two regional training workshops will be held for CDC CRC funded project teams. Locations tbd. Increasing Communication Support for State Chronic Disease Efforts to Improve Screening Rates (new) - NACDD will conduct a needs assessment of CDC cancer prevention and control program grantees to determine their specific communication needs for an updated identity, talking points and related communication tools for sharing their role and value in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and control. A customizable communications plan will be developed for use by program grantees. Skin Cancer Messaging Among Racial Ethnic Groups (new) - NACDD consultants will conduct, analyze and report on an environmental scan of current existing skin cancer prevention informational materials and messages, as well as, the usage of those materials by primary care providers. Target populations are primary care providers and racial/ethnic groups of Hispanic and Black individuals 18-49 years of age. NACDD will convene partners to brainstorm the best materials, messages and mediums to bring about behavior change among these populations. Innovative Communication in Cancer Prevention and Control (new) – NACDD will work with others to address communication strategies to improve screening rates for African-American women for breast and cervical cancer screening and to improve screening rates for all persons eligible for colorectal cancer screening. Strategies to increase these populations use of covered screening benefits will be explored.