ICC District 6 Regional Cancer Control Coalition

The ICC Public Health District 6 Regional Cancer Control Coalition (District 6) identifies and addresses the cancer burden in Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Howard, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Tipton, Union, and Wayne counties.

Currently, this coalition is focusing on initiatives to increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for boys and girls by providing and promoting a resource toolkit for primary care providers.

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the District 6 Coalition and the Indiana University School of Nursing for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning developed a Healthy Schools Webinar Series on “Cancer Prevention in Schools”. Webinars were open to all school nurses, health educators, nurse’s aides, and/or physical health educators who are highly involved with school health and wellness. Webinar topics included: youth smoking and the Indiana Tobacco Quitline; breast and testicular self-awareness; physical activity and nutrition; sun safety; and HPV vaccination. View the webinars >>>

In addition to the webinar series, District 6 Coalition members held a membership appreciation breakfast to raise awareness about the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s 80% by 2018 screening initiative. The goal of this session was to inform local organizations about the initiative and find ways that ICC members could join the efforts. Partners from the American Cancer Society shared data and resources about colorectal cancer in Indiana, followed by a local colon cancer survivor who shared her story.