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Keynote Panel to Tackle Healthcare Cost and Quality

Posted by PCF Admin on February 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
2011 Dialogue_Print Newsletter

Conferences - The Foundation is gearing up for its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge from March 22-23 in Baltimore. Each year, the Dialogue for Action brings together a diversity of stakeholders committed to increasing colorectal cancer screening for all communities. Health professionals attending the 2012 conference will tackle issues that impact everyone, such as how to ensure quality healthcare at an affordable cost and how preventive services like cancer screening will be included in the transformation of primary care. Kicking off the 2012 Dialogue is a keynote panel of three dynamic experts who will dive into these complex issues as they share their thoughts on “Healthcare of the Future: Keeping Quality Up and Costs Down.” The panel will be moderated by Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs and former health analyst on the PBS News Hour. The speakers are:   Richard Baron, MD, is the Group Director, Seamless Care Models, at the Innovations Center at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services Center (CMS). Before joining CMS in 2011, Dr. Baron practiced general internal medicine in the Philadelphia area.   Richard Snyder, MD, is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Independence Blue Cross. He is also a board ...

Foundation Continues Commitment to Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening & Education

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - As we celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation reflects on its deep commitment to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” One area in which the Foundation has made and continues to make a significant contribution is breast cancer and cervical cancer screening for women who would not have the access or the means to obtain these services. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the following breast health and breast cancer screening and ...

Healthy Recipes: Avocado-Corn Salsa

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on February 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Avocado-Corn Salsa

Healthy Eating - Servings: 2 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This colorful salsa comes together in a snap with avocado, frozen corn and ripe tomato. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 avocado, diced 1/2 cup thawed frozen corn kernels 1 plum tomato, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro Lime juice to taste Salt to taste Recipe Steps: Combine avocado, corn, tomato and cilantro in a small bowl. Add lime juice and salt to taste. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 99 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 ...

Announcing the 2012 Community Grants Awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado. The goal of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive ...