Supplement: To Strengthen NCI-Supported Community Outreach Capacity through Community Health Educators (CHEs) of the National Outreach Network (NON)

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During the requested 1-year extension, which would include the addition of new funding to this program, the following key activities support MCC CHE’s project aims to: 1) Integrate NON CHE into federal, state, MCC, and local community-based cancer control programs; 2) Develop, implement, and evaluate CHE education and outreach; 3) Participate in NON CHE initiatives and meetings, and collaborate with CHE workgroups and GMaP R1N; and 4) Disseminate education, and facilitate implementation of cancer control programs to increase knowledge and improve cancer health outcomes. The activities described below address high priority cancers in Kentucky along with new initiatives at MCC and the Cancer Moonshot’s Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations. •Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening oContinue working with Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC) state-level colon cancer committee todevelop the March Colon Cancer Awareness Month campaign by providing expertise and resources(e.g., inflatable colon) and contribute to the development and implementation of the committee’s80% by 2018 initiatives. oPromote and disseminate the newly updated KCP “Colon Cancer Prevention is Good Business”worksite wellness toolkit. oDisseminate results of “Screen to Save” (S2S) to District Cancer Councils (DCCs) oContinue collaborations between MCC Affiliate Network sites, KCP, health care providers, andcommunity stakeholders to host at least six education and awareness events using face-to-faceeducation and the inflatable colon exhibit throughout 2018. oUpdate and disseminate “Get the FIT Facts” (GTFF), a CRC awareness campaign aimed atproviders and community stakeholders, which promotes a combined screening strategy of FIT andcolonoscopy. This is an ongoing collaboration with KCP, the Kentucky Department for PublicHealth, KCC, and Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Ms. Rogers will work closely with KCP-EastRCCSs to distribute an additional 200 GTFF informational packets during 2018-19. •Lung Cancer oContinue serving on the KCC Lung Cancer Network, in support of its efforts to reduce the burden oflung cancer in Kentucky. oProvide material/messaging expertise to KCC and KCP’s collaboration with the CDC-funded SelfMade Health Network (SMHN) pilot project addressing lung cancer and tobacco use among menvia worksite wellness. This includes the development and pilot of a worksite wellness resource kit. oConduct 30 key informant interviews with adult male smokers to support efforts of the SMHNproject and augment data collection. This continuation will assist in refinement of culturally relevantworksite communication efforts to address tobacco use and lung cancer screening. •MCC Population Health Assessment P30 Supplement oFacilitate dissemination of MCC’s Population Health Assessment survey results to communitymembers by developing messaging, presentations, and materials for community stakeholders,including providers and DCC’s in Appalachian areas of the MCC catchment area. •Precision Medicine and Clinical Trials oCollaborate with Dr. Jill Kolesar, Co-Director of MCC’s Molecular Tumor Board (MTB), todisseminate the MCC Precision Medicine (PM) toolkit and facilitate DCC and communitystakeholder education and awareness of PM and MTB. oCollaborate with Dr. Robin Vanderpool, Director of MCC Community Outreach and Engagementand NON CHE Project Director, the BCBR SRF, and Dr. Susanne Arnold, Associate Director forClinical Translation at MCC, to coordinate outreach to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials. •Health Disparities 5 o Continue to work with KCP-East to update and develop low literacy cancer factsheets; additional supportive materials such as Pathfinder online database of community cancer resources; and assist in the maintenance of KCP-East website and social media accounts. • Community Outreach and Engagement o In addition to CRC outreach efforts, the CHE will participate in lung and breast cancer awareness events during their respective months of observance, and continue developing opportunities for additional outreach opportunities. o Collaborate and support KCP RCCS outreach efforts by attending events, recruitment of participants, and development of event materials including flyers, PSAs, and social media messaging. o Continue work with GMaP R1N Diversity Training Committee and NON CHE Rural and Communication workgroups to strategize, determine best practices, and develop messaging (e.g., increasing social media reach) to deliver culturally relevant education for providers and the public.
Effective start/end date7/8/136/30/19


  • National Cancer Institute


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