Program Staff

Stephen W. Wyatt, DMD, MPH
Principal Investigator

Katie Bathje, MA, LPCC
Program Director
Leadership areas: Consortium management (fiscal, staff, membership, initiatives, communications), Kentucky Cancer Program/regional cancer control liaison, CDC & KDPH liaison, cancer control news & resources, patient navigation, survivorship, worksite wellness, national and state colon cancer screening initiatives, website

Jennifer Redmond Knight, DrPH
Leadership areas: Strategic planning, resource plan, Kentucky Cancer Foundation liaison, Cancer Action Plan revision, health systems, Affordable Care Act cancer control communication, lung cancer prevention and control, manuscript development, coordinated chronic disease prevention and health promotion, facilitation and training, evaluation, data and epidemiology

Kristian Wagner, MS, RD, LD
Health Policy Director
Leadership areas: Policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change: smoke-free, shared use, obesity, nutrition and physical activity, radon; PSE trainings, local/regional PSE liaison

Joel Wheeler
Information Technology

Cancer Action Plan

CAP Roadmap

The Kentucky Cancer Action Plan (CAP) is the state's comprehensive cancer control plan to reduce our burden of cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is charged with implementing the CAP. The Plan is a blueprint for action that addresses four key areas of the cancer continuum: prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. Each section contains major goals, objectives, and suggested strategies.

In 1999, the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the American Cancer Society developed the plan with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first Kentucky Cancer Action Plan was completed in 2001. Revisions are made as needed. The Plan's last complete revision was approved by the Consortium in 2005.

Download the entire plan, or just one of the sections: prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and care, or quality of life.