The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2016 Cancer Summit titled “Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The State of Cancer Control in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities” convened current and former Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) tribal grantees from five CDC regions, CDC staff and Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership members from April 26 to 28, 2016 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Traverse City, Michigan. The summit provided a forum for open dialogue about topics of interest as well as an opportunity to work together in teams to collaboratively identify priority areas and strategies for cancer prevention control in Indian Country for the next decade. This summit followed the September 2005 summit in Tucson, Arizona and the June 2009 summit in Denver, Colorado.
Keynote speakers and panelists provided information and insight at the beginning to set the tone for succeeding discussions among DCPC Tribal grantees by CDC regions. These discussions culminated in the creation of action plans to improve outcomes in cancer control for American Indian and Alaska Native communities over the next ten years.
This report, developed by George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center, summarizes summit proceedings, presentation highlights and key decisions made by attendees, as well as evaluation results completed and generated by attendees.
To view the photo gallery, media release and speaker presentations, visit National Native Network.