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Opportunity Created for Alaska Native People

Posted by PCF Admin on July 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Judith Muller, MHA, MEcon Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “Alaska Native people lead the nation in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It is a problem that needs to be addressed in our tribal health system and statewide. I found the Prevent Cancer Foundation when looking for a conference that would contribute to my knowledge about colorectal cancer and in turn translate into materials and programs that might be useful within our tribal system.  The Alaska Native Health System includes a tertiary hospital in Anchorage and six regional hospitals and health associations around the state. Here at ANTHC we needed to create an opportunity to bring people from the regions together to talk about colorectal cancer and how we might support each other in addressing this health concern. The Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer provided a structure and impetus for that gathering. With funding from PCF we were able to organize a meeting in Anchorage and invite and fund representatives from each of the regions to attend and share the unique situations they faced in each of their communities.  Working with Prevent Cancer Foundation we had the opportunity to bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit to Anchorage in October 2009 for ...

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White House Announces Implementation of Preventive Services

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at George Washington University Hospital to announce the release of new guidelines that will provide free preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act. For cancer prevention, the new guidelines will mean that most insurance plan can no longer charge copayments, deductibles or coinsurance for a number of preventive services including colorectal cancer, breast cancer screening, ...

Breakaway from Cancer Events Continue

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that the Breakaway from Cancer initiative does not end with the Amgen Tour of California. Breakaway in Colorado! We’re excited to announce that Breakaway is adding another event to its portfolio. Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer  will be the lead sponsor of the 45th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb cycling race, which is presented by Team Evergreen Racing and will take place Saturday, July 24, beginning near Idaho ...

Visiting McHenry County Celebremos Partners

Posted by Jessica Abeita, Asst. Dir. Research, Admin. & Community Outreach on July 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - On June 8, I had the pleasure of visiting the Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la vida! site in McHenry County, Illinois. McHenry County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and over the past twenty years has experienced a dramatic increase in its Hispanic population. Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with the Family Health Partnership Clinic (FHPC) to offer the Celebremos program to Hispanic women over 40 in the county. FHPC is a ...