A message from the CCCNP…
The Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) is grateful to those of you who have refocused your work as public health experts and healthcare providers to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in your communities. We know that many of you and your partners may be personally impacted as well. We are keeping you in our thoughts. We encourage you to continue to look at ways to carry on with your cancer control efforts by communicating with your partners, sharing resources for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers, and sharing problems and solutions with each other.
Towards that end, the CCCNP would like to provide you with opportunities and tools to help you in your work.
What is it?
The CCCNP hosts a check-in by Zoom for CCC coalitions and programs, every third Tuesday at 4pm ET, beginning September 15. These are short, approximately 30 minutes and are open to all CCC coalition members and program staff.
The purpose of these check-ins is to offer the opportunity for CCC coalitions to share with each other their questions and solutions related to sustaining coalitions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on CCC program and coalition member feedback, potential topics include:
- Integrating cancer prevention messages with messages about staying safe during the epidemic
- How to address cancer screening, now and in the future, when restrictions are lifted
- How to shift focus and keep momentum going with your CCC coalition
- Information on research studies related to cancer and COVID-19
- Resources your coalition members can use for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors – from messaging for patients to potential funding resources for organizations
Click here to view the recordings and summary notes from the Zoom chat from each check-in.
What about the quarterly Sustaining Coalitions Zoom Meet-Ups for CCC Leadership?
Many of you have joined our quarterly Sustaining Coalitions Zoom Meet-Ups which we kicked off in May 2019, where we discuss topics pertinent to cancer coalition work. Past Meet-Ups have discussed partnership engagement, resource planning, and recruiting new members. These meet-ups will continue to be scheduled for one hour on a quarterly basis and will have the same Zoom information unless otherwise noted. Notes from these meet-ups can be found here.
How do I join these Zoom Check-Ins?
All the Zoom Check-Ins will use the same call/log-in information. They are scheduled through January 19, 2021, on the following dates:
September 15, 2020 04:00 PM ET
October 20, 2020 04:00 PM ET – 1 hour meet-up on addressing rural cancer disparities
November 17, 2020 04:00 PM ET
December 15, 2020 04:00 PM ET
January 19, 2021 04:00 PM ET
To download and import the meeting to your calendar system, click here
To join the Zoom meetings:
Meeting ID: 995 8023 8371
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,99580238371# US (New York)
+13017158592,,99580238371# US (Germantown)
Find your local number: https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/u/adfq1nKd13
What national resources are out there for cancer and COVID-19?
CCCNP member organizations and other national organizations’ have developed multiple COVID-19 resources that CCC coalitions can use.
American Cancer Society
- ACS information on COVID-19 and cancer, including common questions about how cancer patients are affected and what to ask your health care team
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
- Information from ACS CAN about their advocacy efforts and an explanation of key provisions for cancer patients of the federal stimulus packages related to COVID-19
American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
- COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Breast Cancer Patients, Colorectal Cancer Patients, Thoracic Patients
- Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures
- Guiding Principles for Cancer Care Triage
- Recommendations for Prioritization, Treatment and Triage of Breast Cancer Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic from the COVID-19 Breast Cancer Consortium
Association of State and Territorial Health Officers
Cancer Support Community
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- CDC videos geared toward specific populations
- Overall coronavirus guidance and resources from CDC
- Staying Well While Staying at Home: A Guide for Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers and Family Members
George Washington University Cancer Center
Health Resources and Services Administration
- Specific information from HRSA about COVID-19 funding for health centers
- Information specific to HRSA programs and from HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, with resources specific to rural communities
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Resources for blood cancer patients
- Financial aid program for eligible blood cancer patients experiencing financial hardship due to COVId-19
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
National Association of City and County Health Officials
National Cancer Institute
- What people with cancer should know
- Guidance for cancer researchers
- Get the latest research information from NIH
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Other COVID-19 Resources:
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
COVID19 and Cancer Consortium
- A consortium of over 50 cancer centers and other organizations who have come together to collect data about cancer patients who have been infected with COVID-19
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Coalition
Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Oncology Nursing Society
World Health Organization