Lunch & Launch into Cancer Data!

A Data Webcast Presented by the Indiana Cancer Consortium

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

12:00 to 1:00 pm EST

Cancer data can be daunting, but the Indiana Cancer Consortium is here to help! The ICC has developed a suite of data resources to help you get the information you need – for completing your next grant application or deliverable, planning or evaluating your big project, and other cancer data needs. During this webcast, we will take a look at each of these resources, and show you how to get up-to-date cancer statistics.

Target Audience: Local health departments, healthcare professionals, academics, not-for-profits, community organizations/task forces, and anyone else interested in up-to-date cancer data. 

Join us over lunch to launch into cancer data!

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Grant Opportunity Available

The Indiana Cancer Consortium is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for a multi-phase grant initiative with select cancer centers or hospitals to focus on health systems change for tobacco treatment across Indiana. In order to help address the high smoking rates among those living with cancer, these funds support the development of statewide hospital and cancer treatment centers that are tasked with implementing evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation efforts according to area needs. This funding opportunity includes a baseline assessment of current tobacco prevention and control practices and the development of a 12-month implementation work plan to address specific barriers and gaps in tobacco cessation efforts supported by the ICC Tobacco and Prevention Cessation Manager (TPC Manager).

Project funding is up to $26,000 dependent on the number of organizations awarded. The awarded organization(s) will commit to championing the long-term effort to develop and evaluate evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, as outlined in the Indiana Cancer Control Plan. Complete details of project deliverables can be found in the request for application and technical assistance will be provided throughout the project period. 

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, using a systematic technical acceptability review process. The quality and technical merits of the application will be scored using an objective set of criteria.

To download the application, click here.

Download the PDF!

THE RELEASE OF THE INDIANA CANCER FACTS AND FIGURES:

FIFTH EDITION

In partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), ICC membership, and partnering organizations, the Indiana Cancer Consortium is proud to release our Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures: Fifth Edition!

At the time of publication, this report provides the most recent and accurate data for the state of Indiana, covering a wide variety of current cancer issues and trends, including cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics, as well as information on decreasing the risk of cancer, cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment.

We will be hosting a webcast to help members become more familiar with the data and better understand the Facts and Figures. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

The ICC would like to thank the ISDH and American Cancer Society for their organizational partnership in the development of this report. We also thank all those who helped make this report a reality, including section authors, report editors, and data contributors. The time, resources, and expertise shared will establish this report as a leading tool for Indiana’s cancer prevention and control efforts. Furthermore, we also recognize the value of all those who will now take this report and act according to its findings.

Registration Now Open

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on September 17! The Cancer ECHO will deliver continuing education and actionable learning to health professionals in order to improve delivery of cutting-edge cancer care. Experts from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, the Indiana State Department of Health, the IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital, the Indiana Chapter of the American Cancer Society, and the IU Simon Cancer Center will provide up-to-date cancer education and evidence-based strategies to health professionals across the state and support implementation of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020.

Project ECHO is a case-based learning system and guided practice model that increases medical education and workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. Healthcare providers from multiple locations will connect with a specialist or team of specialists through video conferencing at regularly scheduled times. ECHO provides a forum for using case presentations to engage experts and learners in an “All Teach, All Learn” conversation. The key to ECHO’s success is moving knowledge, not patients to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Cancer ECHO is free to all participants. To participate in this ongoing, interactive, and relevant learning, all you need is access to the Internet. Participating with a webcam is highly encouraged but not required. No cost CME credits will be provided to all participants.

Additional benefits include:

  • Enabling providers to practice at the top of their licenses by confidently treating patients with common complex conditions.
  • Allowing patients to stay in their local communities and receive treatment from their own healthcare providers in their medical homes.
  • Enabling healthcare providers to acquire new skills and competencies.
  • Becoming part of a community of practice, increased professional satisfaction, decreased feelings of isolation when practicing in rural and underserved communities.

ECHO sessions are 90 minutes and include a brief didactic presentation of a topic related to cancer care and case-based discussions of patients submitted by participants. Cancer Prevention and Survivorship Care ECHO clinics will begin on Tuesday, September 17 and are scheduled every 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET for one year. We know that busy providers may not be able to join every ECHO clinic. Each ECHO clinic will be archived so registered participants can see what they missed! Please join us as your schedule permits.

Please click here to complete the online registration. Space is limited. For questions or more information, please contact Anyé Carson by phone (317-278-9725), email (carsona@iu.edu), or visit our FAQs page and the IU ECHO Center website.

Join our team: ICC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Manager

The Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) at Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana is looking for a Tobacco Prevention and Cessation (TPC) Manager. This is a very exciting opportunity for us! This full-time role is primarily responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the TPC statewide grant program focusing on health systems change for tobacco treatment that will address the high smoking rates among those living with cancer.

A master’s degree in Public Health or related degree area from an accredited university is preferred. Work experience in chronic disease prevention and control or experience in administrative public health may assist in meeting educational requirements.

View full job description and requirements >>>

To apply, please send cover letter with CV/resume to Rishika@IndianaCancer.org by August 5, 2019. Please identify title of position in email subject line.

ICCP Dashboard Released!

The ICC Data Committee has created an online dashboard as an interactive reflection of in the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP)! We encourage members to utilize this dashboard in conjunction with the ICCP to monitor progress on objectives and strategies. Our hope is that this dashboard will provide a visual experience for our members to analyze data, trends, and strategies of the Plan and reflect the baseline data, our goal, and where we currently stand. Data will be updated as it becomes available. View the ICCP Dashboard >>> The dashboard is broken into an All Measures/ overview tab, as well as breaks down objectives from the Primary Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, and Survivorship priority areas. Members are able to utilize the scroll function beneath each bar chart to view the data for the corresponding strategies. Each objective lists corresponding strategies taken directly from the ICCP to encourage stakeholders and organizations to address these objectives. Be sure to bookmark this site so you can visit the dashboard and utilize the data and strategies for projects, grants, trend analysis, and more!

2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting, The Future of Cancer Prevention and Control

The ICC is excited to announce the 2019 Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) Annual Meeting – The Future of Cancer Prevention and Control. The Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center located in Downtown Indianapolis.

Spots are filling up quickly so be sure to register now >>>

The ICC Annual Meeting is a unique event that brings together the diverse, broad spectrum of organizations and professionals needed to cause action and create meaningful change in cancer prevention and control. Attendees at this meeting have an extraordinary opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with a wide variety of experts from the Indiana cancer community.

The objective of this year’s annual meeting is to explore the future of cancer prevention and control throughout the state, specifically as it relates to healthcare disparities, HPV-related cancers, colorectal cancer, and tobacco cessation. Our goal is to stimulate discussion, collaboration, and strategic planning among statewide partners. Stakeholders will convene to address innovative practices as they relate to the full continuum of cancer prevention and care. 

We are honored to welcome Suleika Jaouad, an Emmy Award-winning writer, speaker and cancer survivor. She wrote the acclaimed New York Times column Life, Interrupted and is the subject of the accompanying video series, which chronicled her journey with leukemia throughout her early twenties. She has written reported features for New York Times Magazine, NPR, Vogue and Glamour, among numerous other publications. Her highly anticipated debut memoir, Between Two Kingdoms, is forthcoming from Random House. Listed among Mogul’s “35 Under 35” most influential and inspiring young women worldwide, Suleika travels the globe sharing her story of making the most of a life, interrupted and empowering others to find purpose in pain and transform challenges into creativity. 

We are also thrilled to welcome Edith Mitchell, MD, FACP. Dr. Mitchell, board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, has spent her medical career helping individuals in medically underserved areas to realize that simple changes in lifestyle can have a dramatic impact on cancer care. Through her work, Dr. Mitchell has demonstrated the importance of community service and outreach, especially to those individuals who may not have the means to seek out more conventional medical advice.

Attending the ICC Annual Meeting and participating in ICC coalition activities is a significant step in reducing our cancer burden. Join us as we look forward to a day full of cross-collaboration and networking with our state’s knowledgeable and passionate cancer advocates!

Registration for this event is free and lunch will be provided.

2019 Award Nominations: We are currently seeking nominations for individuals and organizations for the 2019 ICC Awards! Do you know or work with someone who is tireless in their cancer prevention and control efforts? Nominate them here. Winners will be awarded during the Annual Meeting award ceremony.

Full agenda to be released shortly.

Thank you to our 2019 ICC Sponsors!

The Indiana Cancer Consortium is beyond grateful and appreciative of all of our generous sponsors. Without them, we would not have the opportunity to provide our members with the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020, the 2019 Annual Meeting, District 9 HPV Summit, and upcoming Indiana Cancer Facts and Figures: Fifth Edition.

Title Sponsor: Indiana University Simon Cancer Center

Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health

Merck

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)

Indiana Immunization Coalition

Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana

Digestive Health Associates

For sponsorship opportunities in the coming year, please reach out to Rishika@IndianaCancer.org.

ICC Survivorship Kick-Off Meeting

This meeting is hosted by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC), Indiana State Department of Health, and the George Washington Cancer Institute.

As of December 31, 2015, there were an estimated 329,986 cancer survivors in Indiana for all cancers combined. It is increasingly important to ensure everyone diagnosed and treated for cancer achieves the highest level of quality of life possible. Cancer survivorship focuses on the health and life of a person beyond the acute phase of diagnosis and treatment. Indiana can significantly improve the quality of life for cancer survivors and their caregivers by implementing policy, systems, and environmental changes; supporting provider education and training; and improving patient access to care, education, and programming.

Survivorship is a critical coponent of the comprehensive cancer prevention and control spectrum and the ICC is dedicated to starting a statewide Survivorship Committee to champion and support survivorship objectives, goals, and recommendations.

On Monday, August 13, the ICC is partnering with the George Washington Cancer Institute to host the first Survivorship Kick-Off Meeting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. EST at the Indiana State Department of Health’s Rice Auditorium in Indianapolis (2 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN). We invite all ICC members, colleagues, and stakeholders to join us as we introduce survivorship strategies and objectives from the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP), policy, system, and environmental change approaches in cancer survivorship, and cross-cutting training opportunities.

Registration is free, but required. Please complete the registration form to save your spot as seats are limited.

In addition, we are requesting that all those registering for the event complete a brief survey (10 minutes) no later than August 3, 2018 by following the link below. This questionnaire will help narrow down topics by ranking strategies under each ICCP objective to help guide the Survivorship Committee agenda.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMTVF3Z

Please direct all questions and concerns to:

  • Natasha Young, Survivorship Director at the Indiana State Department of Health at NYoung@isdh.in.gov, or
  • Rishika Chauhan, ICC Director at Rishika@IndianaCancer.org

Official Release: Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020!

Official Release of the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020

Developed by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC) and diverse partners from across the state, the Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2018-2020 (ICCP 2018-2020) is a comprehensive roadmap for actions that will guide cancer control efforts and promote collaboration between organizations and the citizens of Indiana.

Gathering around the ICC table, experts and key stakeholders in the fields of public health, cancer research, and treatment identify the most important activities that, when implemented, can reduce cancer in Indiana.

The plan consists of four focus areas: primary prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. Each section has an overarching goal, and supporting objectives and strategies, which adhere to evidence-based interventions and scientific studies. This plan is for everyone in our state looking for ways to join the fight against cancer.

Day by day, as more partners engage in strategies from this plan, extraordinary accomplishments are made. This is the power of our unique cancer control alliance. Together, we are stronger than cancer.

View the ICCP 2018-2020 >>>

For more information on data sources and further background on the objective baselines and measures, please view our Data Compendium >>>

Editor’s note as of January 2019:

There has been a revision to the ICCP and Data Compendium as it relates to our Survivorship objectives and baseline measures. The online versions have been updated to reflect these changes.