GHEA Receives Five More Years of Funding

CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), is thrilled to announce that they have received five more years of funding from a jointly funded cooperative agreement through CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC). GHEA is a recipient of CDC-RFA-DP-23-0015: CDC’s National Networks Driving Action: Preventing Tobacco- and Cancer- related Health Disparities by Building Equitable Communities.

Telehealth across the Cancer Continuum

Rural residents face unique challenges when it comes to accessing quality, comprehensive cancer care which has greatly impacted their ability to lead a healthy life. Residents of rural areas typically have limited access to cancer care specialists, relying on primary care providers for their care. Despite having a lower incidence of cancer in these areas, this lack of access to specialized cancer care has caused a higher cancer mortality rate in rural America. However, telehealth can be an effective way to improve access to cancer-related care for rural patients, from prevention to survivorship.

National HPV Vaccination Roundtable: HPV Vaccination Starts at Age 9 Communications Toolkit

The HPV vaccine is routinely recommended to male and female youth and adolescents. New evidence shows that early vaccination, at age 9, can significantly boost vaccine initiation and completion rates, address disparities in access, and prevent more cancers. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable developed a communications toolkit to assist hospital systems and state and local health departments in implementing age 9 HPV vaccination messaging.

Increasing Food Security Efforts Across the Cancer Continuum: A Toolkit for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions from the American Cancer Society

Food insecurity has major ramifications on an individual’s health, causing increased rates of diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mental health disorders. Recent research shows that low food security is much higher among cancer survivors and their caregivers, causing greater cancer-related challenges such as decreased quality of life, depression, medication nonadherence and cancer progression. To help address this disparity, the American Cancer Society recently released a food security toolkit to assist comprehensive cancer control coalitions in their efforts to address food security among cancer survivors.