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Katherine Hayes, JD, to speak at the 2011 Dialogue for Action

Posted by PCF Admin on March 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Katherine Hayes, JD

Conferences - We are excited to announce that Katherine Hayes, JD, will speak on Health Care Reform 101 at the 2011 Dialogue for Action taking place March 24-25 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Hayes is a lead scientist and professional lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). She has over twenty years of health policy experience at the federal and state levels of government. She has served as a health policy advisor to both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as vice president of health policy for Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc, and as a consultant to the State of Missouri Medicaid agency. Ms. Hayes also has experience in the private sector as both an attorney and policy advisor. At SPHHS, Ms. Hayes is currently doing research in the areas of health care reform implementation, CHIP, Medicaid, long-term care and private health insurance. She has a special focus on colorectal cancer screening as part of a joint project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society. At the 2011 Dialogue, Ms. Hayes will draw upon her wealth of knowledge and experience to talk about ...

Healthy Recipes: Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Healthy Eating - Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus. 4 servings, about 3 cups each  Active Time: 25 minutes / Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin ... Ready for a Challenge?

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mary Dempsey, Maureen Higgins, Mark Turcotte

Regular Screening - To honor National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Screening Saves Lives Web site and issued a Screening Saves Lives National Challenge to community organizations to submit colorectal cancer screening and awareness projects and initiatives.  As part of the Challenge, organizations are asked to mobilize their communities to demonstrate their support by voting on the Web site. Top vote-getting projects move on to the judges, who will then choose the top ...

Early Detection Was the Gift of Life

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Events - This Friday, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Spring Gala: The Enchanting Principality of Monaco and I am honored to be involved in its planning. For me, this Gala is not just another social event; it is an important celebration for a cause that is especially close to my heart. In the past fifteen years, I have had three separate cancer diagnoses – two occurrences of melanoma and one occurrence of breast ...