Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cyber-Seminar: Tools of the Trade - Putting Public Health Evidence in Action

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

This year, we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the NCI Research to Reality community of practice. R2R was developed to engage researchers and practitioners in an ongoing discussion around moving cancer control research into practice. R2R will only be partially successful if we fail to build capacity for others to join this essential conversation. We are delighted therefore that our February cyber-seminar will introduce a newly released curriculum designed to train community program planners and health educators to locate, select, adapt and implement evidence-based strategies into practice.

Putting Public Health Evidence in Action is Health is an interactive seven-module training curriculum developed by the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN). CPCRN is a network of eight centers that receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. The training curriculum is intended for public health practitioners, state and local health department staff, health educators, healthcare providers, community advocates, academic/research faculty and staff, faith-based leaders, and other members of community-based organizations. 

Drs. Jennifer Leeman and Cam Escoffery will introduce the curriculum and how you might adapt and use it to train your staff, students, and community partners. Following their presentations, we will host a robust, interactive discussion with you about your experiences building the capacity of others to move evidence-based programs and policies into practice.

Please click on the following link for more information and to register for this event:https://researchtoreality.cancer.gov/cyber-seminars/tools-trade-putting-public-health-evidence-action.

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.

Local Food Week Events

Join Forage, Blue Oven Kitchens, Florida Organic Growers, and other members of the Alachua County Nutrition Alliance as we celebrate “I Love Local Food” Week February 14-21st, 2015.  

There will be great events, designed to support efforts to build our local food system and to connect you with the resources you need to love making local food a part of your diet and be a part of the “Eat Local Challenge” in May.

Forage’s mission is to be a center for educating and inspiring people to value healthy food, land and community by supporting and sustaining our local food movement.

For a full line-up of events and more detailed information, visit Forage Farm at:

Some Event Highlights:

Saturday, February 14th
10am-1pm: Native Pollinators
101 & Bee Box Building**
Forage Farm
7204 SE County Road 234

9:30-10:30 am: Eat Local and Healthy for Your Heart Cooking Demonstration
Alachua County Farmers Market
5920 Northwest 13th Street 

6-9pm: Local Love Dinner**
The Vine Bread and Pasta //
627 North Main Street

Sunday, February 15th
4 pm: Mushrooms for Food and Medicine Workshop
Little Orange Creek Nature Park//
Hawthorne, FL

Community Gleaning, Hosted
by Gainesville Harvest
Contact Patt Abbitt for more information

Monday, February 16th
6-8 pm: Vegetable Garden
Seed Distribution
Highlands Presbyterian Church
1001 NW 16th Avenue

Tuesday, February 17th
8 am-12 pm: Porter's
Community Farm Workday
Porter's Community Farm
518 SW 3rd Street

"We Can" Weekend - A free, one-day community event.

Event for The Villages

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harbor Hills Country Club, 6538 Lake Griffin Rd, Lady Lake, FL 32159 United States

Seminars on a variety of topics may include: Advancements in treatment Strategies for enhancing quality of life Improving nutrition and physical activity Managing side effects and long term effects of treatment Improving family communication Healthy coping.

Register Here

Cancer Stakeholder February-March 2015

Dear Cancer Partners,

To view the latest issue please visit:
http://issuu.com/floridahealth/docs/feb-march_2015_cancer_stakeholder. Note that to open links in the publication, you must select the link icon which appears when you hover over the text. If you would like a PDF please email cancer@flhealth.gov or click the Share link below the publication and select Download.

This issue includes:

Program Spotlight: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

State Update: Community Health Worker Certification Begins in Florida

Cancer Survivor Tips: After Cancer Diagnosis 

Tools and Resources: Upcoming webinars, workshops and opportunities for continuing education credits

Cancer in the News: The latest articles from great resources such as US Preventive Services Task Force, National Cancer Institute, American Institute for Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, Science Daily, and Medical News Today

Funding Opportunities: For initiatives focused on health access, physical activity, disparities, palliative care, pancreas cancer, healthy behaviors, diversity, physical activity and research

Events: Local and national conferences for cancer stakeholders 

Please share with your partners!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Community Health Worker Certification: How to Apply Step-by-Step

The Florida Department of Health Presents The Cancer Free Florida Webinar Series

Community Health Worker Certification

How to Apply Step-by-Step


Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Florida now have the opportunity to become certified through the Florida Certification Board, which validates their competencies and ethical practices. Certification can help CHWs with employment and reimbursement for preventive services. Certification also demonstrates that CHWs meet standards of practice, maintain their knowledge, and apply a code of ethics to their work.

Learning objectives

 Understand the process of applying for certification through the Florida Certification Board
Understand the requirements to document experience and training for the application
Discuss the role of the Florida CHW Coalition in creating certification process with the Florida Certification Board

Intended Audience: Health Care Navigators and Professionals, Community Health Workers, Administrators and Interested Stakeholders

This webinar and teleconference is hosted by The Florida Department of Health, Cancer Program 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Featured speakers:

Amy Farrington,
Director of Certification, Florida Certification Board

Lolita Dash-Pitts, CCHW
Recently Certified Community Health Worker

Brendaly Rodríguez, MA
Co-Chair, Florida CHW Coalition

To join the online meeting:

1. Please join my meeting.
2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone. United States (toll-free): 1 866 899 4679
Access Code: 571-031-509
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 571-031-509

Living Beyond Breast Cancer free webinar

On Wednesday February 11th and Wednesday February 25th, from noon to 1 p.m., Living Beyond Breast Cancer will host two free webinars on breast reconstruction.

Part one on February 11th: an overview of implant options after mastectomy, by Dr. Clara Lee, associate professor of surgery at UNC.

Part two on February 25th: "using your own tissue to rebuild your breasts" after mastectomy, by Dr. Karen Horton, plastic surgeon in private practice in San Francisco.

To register:
http://www.lbbc.org/Events or call 1 855 8076386

CEUs are available for licensed social workers.