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CCC in the Community



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  • 1. CCC in the Community
    • Juanita Salinas
    • Texas Department of State Health Services
    • Jane Osmond
    • Texas Cancer Council
  • 2. Presentation Overview:
    • Cancer Control in Texas
    • 4 th Revision of Texas Cancer Plan
    • Why implement at the community level?
    • Community Coalition formation
    • Evaluation efforts
    • What’s next: Cancer Control Tool-kit
  • 3. Cancer Control in Texas
    • Texas Department of State Health Services
      • Public Health Agency for the State
      • BCCCP, OTPC, TCR
    • Texas Cancer Council (TCC)
      • Created as a result of the Legislative Task Force on Cancer in Texas in 1985
      • $3.5 state funding/year for innovative projects
    • CCC funding awarded 1998
  • 4. A look inside…
  • 5. Texas Cancer Plan, 4th Edition
    • Background
    • In 1985, the Texas Legislature established the Texas Cancer Council as the state agency charged with developing and implementing the Texas Cancer Plan.
    • Cancer experts in various fields -- data, planning, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship – came
    • together to develop the Texas Cancer Plan.
    • Texas Cancer Plan guides Texas Cancer Council actions and initiatives.
  • 6. Who is the Texas Cancer Council?
    • The Council is statutorily charged with:
    • Developing and working to implement the Texas Cancer Plan.
    • Promoting the development and coordination of effective statewide public and private policies, programs and services related to cancer.
    • Encouraging cooperative, comprehensive and complementary planning among public, private and volunteer sectors involved in cancer prevention, detection, treatment and research.
    The Texas Cancer Council is the state agency dedicated to reducing the human and economic impact of cancer on Texans through the promotion and support of collaborative, innovative and effective programs and policies for cancer prevention and control.
  • 7. What is the Texas Cancer Plan ?
    • A statewide blueprint for cancer prevention and control
    • A consensus-based, strategic document for public- and
    • private sector cancer control organizations
    • A planned, evidence-based approach to reducing the cancer burden in Texas
    • The aim of the Texas Cancer Plan is to:
    • Provide a clear, unifying vision of cancer-related priorities
    • Provide Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Steps to guide efforts to reduce the burden of cancer in Texas
  • 8. How do communities put the Plan into Action?
    • By becoming familiar with the Texas Cancer Plan , they learn about the cancer issues facing communities throughout Texas – and how they can take action.
      • By using the Plan as a blueprint, they will become part of a statewide effort to battle cancer in a comprehensive and unified manner.
  • 9.
    • Identify goals tailored to their community’s cancer needs.
    Communities can use the Plan to:
    • Establish local coalitions to address community issues.
    • Guide their actions using the Plan’s Goals, Objectives, Strategies and Action Steps.
  • 10.
    • The Big Country “Healthier Kids” initiative (Abilene) provides tobacco and sun exposure education programs for children and their parents to reduce cancer risk.
    Examples of the Plan in Action:
    • The Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) is increasing nurses’ skills in cancer prevention and control by providing education resources, programs, and technical assistance.
    • County Extension Agents at the Texas Cooperative Extension provide cancer prevention education to rural residents.
  • 11. Texas Cancer Plan Goals Prevention Information and Services Early Detection and Treatment Professional Education and Practice Cancer Data Acquisition and Utilization Survivorship
  • 12. The Texas Cancer Plan is available online, in print, and on CD-ROM: How do I get a copy of the Plan ? Online (downloadable): For print or CD-ROM, write, call, or e-mail your request to: Texas Cancer Council P.O. Box 12097 Austin, TX 78711 (512) 463-3190 [email_address]
  • 13. Texas Cancer Facts & Figures Provides statistical data about cancer in the state. Texas Cancer Control Toolkit Provides practical how-to instructions and resource information for communities ready to take action. Companion Resources:
  • 14. Mission The TCCC Coalition exists to promote, enhance, and expand all public and private partners’ efforts to implement the Texas Cancer Plan 2005 : A statewide blueprint for cancer prevention and control in Texas. The aim of the Coalition is to advance cooperative efforts that focus on the goals of the Texas Cancer Plan .
  • 15. Why Implement at Local Level?
    • Cancer control happens locally
    • Diverse populations within distinct geographic regions
    • 21 million residents
    • 286,601 square miles
    • State public health focus on local development of services
  • 16. Forming Community Cancer Coalitions
    • Work through existing DSHS Health Service Regions
    • Leverage resources through Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Partners
    • People
    • Cancer Data
    • Information
    • Market comprehensive cancer control to communities
  • 17. DSHS Health Service Regions
  • 18. Leverage Resources
    • People/Contacts:
    • American Cancer Society local community directors
    • Texas Cancer Council funded programs
    • Breast and Cervical Cancer funded programs
    • Office of Tobacco Prevention & Control regional staff
    • DSHS nutritionists
  • 19. Leverage Resources
    • Cancer Data:
    • American Cancer Society’s Texas Cancer Facts & Figures
    • Texas Cancer Registry community cancer data sheets
    • Texas Cancer Data Center county cancer resources
  • 20. Community Cancer Data Sheets
  • 21. Leverage Resources
    • Local source of information:
    • Local health departments
    • Unique community issues
    • Urgent/Emerging issues
    • Local community agency dynamics
  • 22. Site selection
    • Presented CCC to Regional Health Directors
    • Asked for volunteers
    • 2 regions per year
    • Requested support for CCC staff
    • Region 4 & Region 1
  • 23. DSHS Health Service Regions
  • 24. Process
    • Initial visits to meet DSHS regional staff and other community leaders
    • Assemble list of individuals to invite
    • Prepare invitation letters, agendas, meeting space, etc
    • Prepare presentation on CCC concept
    • Duplicate information on local data
  • 25. First meeting
    • Present CCC concept
    • Ask for pressing local cancer issues
    • Introduce Texas Cancer Plan
    • Introduce Coalition
    • Obtain feedback on willingness to work together
  • 26. Beyond initial meeting
    • Prioritize pressing cancer issues using available data
    • Identify gaps
    • Choose potential early success projects
    • Help facilitate for one year
    • Strategize group continuation
  • 27. Prioritized Issues
    • Marion County Cancer Coalition:
    • Increase awareness about cancer prevention and screening options
    • Improve screening rates for early detection of cancer
    • Address transportation challenges that restrict access to services/local access to treatment
  • 28. Prioritized Issues
    • Smith County Cancer Coalition:
    • Establish cost effectiveness of prevention and early detection
    • Lack of ancillary services for cancer patients (transportation, medications, housing, pediatric patients, financial assistance)
    • Emotional/support services for cancer diagnoses (patient & caregiver)
  • 29. Prioritized Issues
    • Lubbock Cancer Control Coalition:
    • Increase outreach to community with prevention messages
    • Improve educational message on changing lifestyles to change risk behaviors
    • Coordinate education efforts
  • 30. Evaluation
    • Through contract evaluator
    • Interview participants in all 3 Coalitions to assess benefits & progress
    • Conducted focus groups in new regions
  • 31. What’s Next?
  • 32.  
  • 33. THANK YOU!!
    • Juanita Salinas
    • Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Coordinator
    • Department of State Health Services
    • 1100 W. 49 th Street
    • Austin, TX 78756
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Phone: (512) 458-7111 ext 3439
    • Fax: (512) 458-7254
    • Jane Osmond
    • Program Manager
    • Texas Cancer Council
    • 200 East 7 th , Suite 710
    • Austin, Texas 78701
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Phone: (512) 463-3190
    • Fax (512) 475-2563