Call for Hoosier Stories of Success in Cancer Prevention and Control

With over 100 partnering organizations, the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) is well aware of the incredible work being done across our state in the areas of cancer prevention, research, treatment, and care. At our 2017 Annual Meeting, we want to share and celebrate some of these amazing successes that will work to reduce the burden of cancer in Indiana.

We are excited to provide an opportunity for community organizations, hospitals, research centers, universities, local coalitions, or even individuals across Indiana to submit their Hoosier Stories of Success in Cancer Prevention and Control for publication and release at the 2017 ICC Annual Meeting (to be held on April 26).

This is a chance to showcase the exceptional work of your organization and/or recognize those individuals who have made a difference in Hoosier communities by implementing strategies to reduce the burden of cancer.

We are seeking stories that demonstrate the successes of comprehensive cancer control initiatives and activities. Areas include:

  1. Primary Prevention – Success stories would highlight the promotion of individual behaviors and community interventions that prevent cancer. These include strategies or policy, system, and environmental changes addressing tobacco prevention and control; maintaining a healthy weight; eating right; keeping active; protection from sun exposure; etc.
  2. Early Detection – Success stories would highlight the promotion of programs and strategies to increase evidence-based screenings to identify cancers when they are most curable and treatment is most likely to succeed.
  3. Treatment – Success stories would highlight partnerships between health care providers, patients, and caregivers.
  4. Survivorship – Success stories would highlight interventions and programming that improves the physical, emotional, mental, and social needs of cancer survivors. Stories may also highlight strategic actions that address the public health and post-treatment needs of cancer survivors, including support services, survivorship care planning, and healthy lifestyle changes.
  5. Data – Success stories would highlight the utilization and promotion of comprehensive and timely cancer data to identify in-need and underserved populations and designate geographic areas of increased cancer burdens.
  6. Advocacy – Success stories would highlight policy changes within a community, organization, or environment that enable Hoosiers to make decisions that promote healthy lifestyles.

Please submit your story of success by March 10. Applicants will be informed of the status of their success story by March 20. Selected stories will be released during the 2017 ICC Annual Meeting (April 26).

Please send your organization’s success story as a Word or PDF document to Caleb@indianacancer.org, or use the online submission form.

We strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to showcase your successes and outstanding accomplishments over the past year.  We look forward to working with you on this publication.  For additional questions, please contact Caleb Levell at caleb@indianacancer.org.