National Rural Health Day: The Power of Collaboration to Advance Equity in Rural Cancer Control

It is a common trope in business, healthcare and many other sectors—to be effective in our work, we cannot be confined to silos. While it may be a cliché, it is also true! Collaboration is key to success in any endeavor. This is particularly true in reducing rural health inequities. As we recognize National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17, 2022, we know that collaboration—not working in silos—will advance cancer and rural equity.


Tobacco Control News & Research – November 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Cancer Control News & Research – November 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


A Look at E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in America in 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have published results from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) assessing current trends among youth who use e-cigarettes across the country.


Webinar Recording Available: Identifying and Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

GHEA and the University of Iowa’s Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity Lab hosted "Identifying and Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning" on October 26, 2022. This webinar highlighted examples of evidence-based strategies for cancer control and how these have been effectively implemented in rural communities, organizations and clinical settings. Watch the recording today!


Updated Resource Guide for PSE Change in Comprehensive Cancer Control

The American Cancer Society recently published a revised version of the PSE Change Guide: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in Comprehensive Cancer Control. This guide incorporates the latest research, case examples and resources from partners across the country. It explains what the PSE change approach is, the process for fostering coalition capacity to implement PSE changes and explores key takeaways and themes from an extensive search of the recent literature.


Tobacco Control News & Research – October 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based tobacco control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


Cancer Control News & Research – October 2022

Each month, GHEA aggregates the latest news and research related to place-based cancer control and geographic health disparities. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


National Network Resources for Special Populations

Every month, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) aggregates upcoming webinars, events and other resources hosted by the CDC-funded National Networks. This page is updated regularly throughout the month.


The Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes: Policy and Advocacy Tools for Communities Addressing E-Cigarette Use

The Public Health Law Center partnered with the Vaping Prevention Resource and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to update their 2020 Policy Playbook to version 2.0, released in 2022. The Policy Playbook covers a variety of policy options available at the state and local level to help decrease e-cigarette use.


Webinar Recording Available: Setting Rural-Focused Goals and Strategies in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

GHEA and the University of Iowa’s Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity Lab hosted "Setting Rural-Focused Goals and Strategies in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning" on September 22, 2022. This webinar provided best practices for developing goals, objectives, and strategies that address both the unique challenges and strengths of rural communities. 


The Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is one of eight CDC funded National Networks dedicated to reducing health disparities related to tobacco and cancer. Our focus is on reducing geographic health disparities, which we define as the differences in health behaviors, outcomes, and policies related to where people live, work, and play.

We are supported by CADCA, and jointly funded by the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) through CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: Networking2Save: CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations.


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