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. In partnership with Indiana University East, the D6 coalition is actively planning and promoting a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Someone You Love. Expert panelists will be on site to help answer audience questions and concerns.

Details

Date: Thursday, September 21 | Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Indiana University East, Vivian Auditorium (2325 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN)

Registration: Click here to reserve your spot!

Panelists:

  • Kirk and Brenda Forbes: These parents are featured in the film and share their story about coping with the loss of their daughter, Kristen, and trying to prevent this from happening to others like her.
  • Gregory Zimet, PhD, Co-Director, HPV Center for Survey Research. Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Psychology with the IU School of Medicine
  • Laurie Weinzapfel, Director of Program and Quality Improvement with MDWise

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.