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.

CDC Releases New Data for the 2021 PLACES Project

CDC recently announced the release of new data for their PLACES project. PLACES allows counties, communities and local health departments, regardless of population size and urban-rural status, to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assists them in planning public health interventions.

GHEA Takes a Look Back at 2021

As we near the end of 2021, GHEA wishes you a happy holiday season and New Year. Thank you all for your dedication to making our country a healthier place for everyone, regardless of their location. Our feature article this month is a recap of the programs and resources we’ve developed with all our wonderful network partners throughout the year.

Health Equity Tip Sheet to Help Update Cancer Control Plans

The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership has a series of Cancer Plan Tip Sheets available to help Comprehensive Cancer Control program staff, coalition staff and volunteers to update their cancer plans. Most recently, a Tip Sheet for Health Equity was published, which outlines steps to help address health equity when revising cancer plans.

GHEA Receives Supplemental Funding to Support State Tobacco-Control Programs

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has awarded supplemental funding to GHEA and the seven other National Networks to promote health equity and reduce commercial-tobacco-related health disparities.

Webinar: Cancer, Obesity and Place

Join GHEA and Counter Tools for the “Cancer, Obesity and Place” webinar on Friday, June 25, from 1-2 pm EDT. This session will explain the connection between where we live, work and play and the impact it has on obesity, why this matters to cancer control programs and what policy options could help address these issues.

ACS Cancer Facts & Figures 2021 Reports on the Current State of Cancer in the U.S.

The American Cancer Society recently released its Cancer Facts & Figures for 2021. This annual report provides the most current trends in cancer occurrence and survival, as well as information on symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment. The report’s Special Section focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer in the United States.