Top Goals for Next Year
National Council for Behavioral Health / mental health
- Continue to hold state strategy sessions to see what’s been done and where there are opportunities to move the needle.
- Examine their current (extensive) workforce development programs to see how tobacco & cancer information can be bolstered
- Looking to leverage more opportunities to collaborate and coordinate with the sister networks as a body
Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan / American Indian
- Looking to promote lung cancer screening, awareness and availability. (there’s low awareness on this now)
- Creating information repositories on their website, of toolkits, links to outside information, etc.
- Promoting tobacco screening for youth in tribal clinics through onsite trainings
- Promoting community and clinical linkages among the tribal health clinics
RAISE / Asian American/Pacific Islander
- Disseminating cancer and tobacco equity information to the different partners
- Providing technical assistance to the different partners
- Coming big 20th anniversary conference in SF
Patient Advocacy Foundation / low socioeconomic status
- Build the network!
- Launch a website
- Leaning into media and social media to get information out to the people who really need to understand resources
CADCA / geographic health equity
- Engage the network partners in meaningful ways, especially the sister disparity networks
- Amplify the message by building a following for the network on social media
- Building breadth & depth, especially starting conversations about how we define ourselves as a community. Maybe an Instagram campaign of selfies?
- Building capacity & coalition, looking at readiness of different states to change policies.
- Being a repository for information
LGBT Network (<– guess who)
- Enduring the fallout after we give a bunch of states F’s on their LGBT inclusion report cards/rebuilding relationships with some states/providing more technical assistance to states to help them up their game
- Launching, with the National LGBT Cancer Network, the first ever National LGBT Cancer Action Plan
- Launching, with the National LGBT Cancer Network, the first LGBT Cancer Best Practices compilation
- Creating model wellness policies for LGBT community centers, working with centers to see who can adopt these policies
NAATPN / African American/African
- Intercultural Cancer Council created a guide about how to work with specific populations related to health disparities, looking to expand and finish it in year 2.
- Looking for other cities that might adopt the Chicago model to ban flavored cigarette sales near schools
- Work with the SouthEast Intercultural Cancer Council region to drill down into a system or policy change which can be implemented to affect cancer disparities.
- The faith based summit in year one has really taken off, looking to expand it in year two.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
- Continuing to build the infrastructure of the network
- Look at secondhand smoke and see how it affects different populations, especially in the southeast
- Promote skin/cervical/colorectal cancer awareness and screening to coincide with and support CDC’s emphasis on same