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Cancer and COVID-19: Resources for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions

Cancer and COVID-19: Resources for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions

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 new 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 other Tuesday at 4pm ET, beginning May 12. 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. 

A Meet-Up that had been scheduled on April 28th to discuss “Engaging Clinical and Academic Partners in Your CCC Coalition” has been moved to replace one of check-ins in July (see below). We will confirm the exact date (July 7 or 21), when available.

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 August 4, on the following dates: 

May 12, 2020 04:00 PM ET
May 26, 2020 04:00 PM ET
June 9, 2020 04:00 PM ET
June 23, 2020 04:00 PM ET
July 7, 2020 04:00 PM ET
July 21, 2020 04:00 PM ET
August 4, 2020 04:00 PM ET

To download and import the meeting to your calendar system, click here

To join the Zoom meetings: 
https://chronicdisease.zoom.us/j/97270930823

Meeting ID: 972 7093 0823

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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 

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

Association of State and Territorial Health Officers

Cancer Support Community

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

George Washington University Cancer Center

Health Resources and Services Administration

LIVESTRONG

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

National Association of City and County Health Officials 

National Cancer Institute 

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 

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Coalition

ECHO Institute 

Michigan Medicine Rogel Cancer Center

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Oncology Nursing Society

World Health Organization