Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Free workshops aimed at breast cancer prevention in African American women

Breast cancer affects African American women disproportionately. Early detection can save lives—attend a Believe! Breast Health Awareness Workshop. Learn about breast cancer screening resources and guidelines, how to do a breast self-exam and where to obtain no-cost/low-cost mammograms in Alachua County.

Workshops are presented by community health educators (CHE) who were nominated by local churches and trained through the program Believe! Preventing Breast Cancer through Churches. Refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Workshops:

When: May 25 on Friday at 6 p.m.
Where: Mount Olive AME Church, 721 SE 8th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
CHE: Vivian Filer of Mt. Olive AME Church

When: May 26 on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Where: Rohi Deliverance Ministry, 7042 NW 10th Place Gainesville, FL 32608
CHE: Jerona T. Cohens of Rohi Deliverance Ministry

When: May 30 on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Where: New Beginnings Church of God By Faith, 2800 NE 59th St., Gainesville, FL 32609
CHE: Christine Dorsey of New Beginnings Church of God by Faith

Believe! is a community and faith-based collaboration initiated by WellFlorida Council and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For a complete list of Believe! Breast Health Awareness Workshops visit www.wellflorida.org

Monday, May 14, 2012

Cancer Connections May Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday May 23rd for a presentation by Susie Lyons, palliative care social worker, and Kimberly White, dialysis social worker, of the V.A.  They will be discussing the withdrawal of dialysis support when it ceases to improve the quality of life for the cancer patient.

We meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hope Lodge.

Please RSVP to Barb Thomas (BnBBarb@aol.com) by Monday May 21st if you wish to be counted for lunch; a $3 donation is requested.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Cancer Institute Research to Reality Cyber-seminar: Making it Last: Sustaining Public Health Programs in Your Community

WellFlorida will host a viewing of this Cyber-seminar, Tuesday, May 8 from 2-3pm.  Please RSVP to lredding@wellflorida.org if interested in viewing the cyber-seminar at WellFlorida. Please see the information below.  

Positive public health outcomes can only be achieved if effective programs are sustained over time. However, sustainability is an ongoing challenge for public health programs, and for practitioners and researchers alike. This challenge is compounded by the fact that many things affect sustainability, including financial and political climates, factors in the organizational setting, and elements of project design and implementation.

The National Cancer Institute’s May Research to Reality (R2R) cyber-seminar will explore public health sustainability -- the challenges and facilitators, frameworks and tools for practitioners and researchers, and examples of sustainable programs from two communities. Dr. Mary Ann Scheirer will provide an overview of sustainability and a framework for public health programs and research. Then, Dr. Doug Luke will share a new sustainability assessment tool developed for practitioners. The Program Sustainability Assessment Tool provides public health programs and their partners with a reliable way to measure their capacity for sustainability. Finally, Drs. Susan Tortolero and Alice Ammerman will join as panel discussants to share examples of how the available tools and sustainability models can be applied to public health programs, including the successes and challenges their own Prevention Research Center programs have faced.

Join us for this exciting and relevant topic with some of the key leaders in this field. This cyber seminar was planned in collaboration with the National Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Evaluation Committee.

Register Now!
Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:
http://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars. Following registration, you will receive a confirmation email with the toll free number, web URL, and participant passcode.

This cyber-seminar will be archived on the Research to Reality (R2R) web site at
http://researchtoreality.cancer.gov approximately one week following the presentation. If you have missed any of the past cyber-seminars, you can view them all on the R2R Archive (https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars/archive). Watch the presentations, and join in the discussions (https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/discussions). For more information on the cyber-seminar series please email ResearchtoReality@mail.nih.gov.

Lindsey K. Redding, MPH
Associate Planner
Community InitiativesWellFlorida Council, Inc.
1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL  32606
Ph: (352) 313-6500 ext.105