Upcoming KCC Meetings

KCC Survivorship Network Meeting
November 16, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Register here
KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting
December 1, 2022 | 12:00 – 2:00 | Register here
KCC Meeting
December 8, 2022 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST | Register here

KCC Meeting Notes – June 9, 2022

Thank you for joining us for the KCC Meeting.  The meeting notes include the meeting recordings and slides along with action items, policy updates and resources mentioned. It was exciting to learn what you were working on and where you need more partnerships and resources.  We are eager to offer our KCC partners a forum to find inspiration, share what works, learn about new resources and coordinate with others. Next month, we will kick off our new 5 year grant period. We will kick off our new 5 year grant period in July. Watch your email to learn about KCC workgroups and updating the KY Cancer Action Plan. 

Click here to read the full meeting notes.

KCC Meeting – June 9, 2022 – Recordings

Action Items

Ceremonial Bill Signings July 15

Ceremonial Bill Signings of Health Care & Cancer related legislation in the Capitol Rotunda for Friday, July 15th at 12:30 pm. This includes:  HBs 219 Lung Cancer Program, 237 cultural and social training for psychologists & 525 Reimbursement for Community Health Workers. The Ceremonial Bill Signing will include many officials from HWFS Cabinet, Executive & Legislative Branches, as well as private sector & nonprofit healthcare leaders.   This is a great opportunity for a celebration, to show appreciation for support of these bills and a kick off for future public policy and legislation endeavors for Health Care and Cancer Community. More details to come.

Kentucky Cancer Action Plan

Thank you for participating in our workgroups, partner conversations, partner survey and interviews. This input will get us started on updating the KY Cancer Action Plan.  We will continue to seek your input as we revise the plan.  Stay tuned!

KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting – May 12, 2022

Click here  for Zoom Recording

Thank you for attending the KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting and many thanks to those who presented their good work.  It is amazing to see the progress Kentucky is making to reduce the burden of lung cancer through partner collaboration. 

We heard a several themes throughout the meeting that can help guide our future work together:

  • take a comprehensive approach that expands across the cancer continuum
  • create equitable access to services that improve outcomes and quality of life
  • ensure high quality lung cancer screening programs that leads eligible patients to a screening, enhances patient adherence and retention
  • continue to collaborate and coordinate efforts

Check out our infographic:

KCC Lung Cancer Network and Kentucky LEADS Collaborative celebrate success in lung cancer screening in Kentucky

Next steps:

  • Kristy Young, ACS CAN – Tobacco funding – considering meeting with the Governor’s office and welcomes other advocates to join her
  • Shannon Baker, American Lung Association – The single most important and exciting thing that has happened in tobacco control in years is FDA’s recent announcement of proposed rules to remove menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars from the market.  I suggest that each of us who can, support the proposed rules and share this ask far and wide. If it’s helpful, please voice your support HERE.
  • Clarify HB 77 Radon – what that means for the radon program, funding, etc.
  • Follow up on telehealth questions
  • Angela Criswell, Go2Foundation – Consider possible advocacy for regulatory change in KY to lung cancer screening coverage in commercial policies regarding site of service restrictions
  • Clarify HB 219 Lung Cancer Advisory Committee – opportunity for KCC to recommend individuals for appointments.  KDPH will reach out to the advisory committee members named in the legislation in establishing first planning meetings

Click here for list of resources mentioned throughout the meeting

KCC’s Colon Cancer Network Meeting – April 2022

During the  April 2022 KCC Colon Cancer Screening Network Meeting, Todd Burus, UK Community Impact Office and Sarojini Kanotra, KDPH KY BRFS Program discussed KY’s colon cancer screening data and the gaps in data.  We also heard updates from Aaron Kruse-Diehr, UK College of Public Health and Elizabeth Holtsclaw, ACS.  Thanks to all for the thoughtful conversation on continued needs and barriers in KY’s colon cancer screening efforts.  We will continue this conversations to discuss multi-level strategies that will address these barriers and identify who is able to lead in implementing the strategies. This information will help revise the KY Cancer Action Plan. We know no one person or organization can do it all however, we can coordinate activities and work together to have a real impact that will continue the great progress that’s happening colon cancer screening.  The meeting notes provide additional information and resources mentioned by partners during the meeting.  Link

Upcoming KCC Meetings

KCC Lung Cancer Network Meeting  
May 12, 2022 | 10:00 – 12:00 pm EST *New Time  | Register Here

KCC Meeting
June 9, 2022 | 1:00 -3:00 pm EST | Register Here

KCC Cancer Survivorship Series

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium Cancer Survivorship Series will provide information, data, resources and partner perspectives on cancer survivorship in Kentucky via mini-reports throughout the 2022 Wednesday’s Word Survivorship editions.  Subscribe to Wednesday’s Word.

Audio Talking Card Report 2018-2021

The “audio card” resource was developed to guide low literacy audiences on how to complete their Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) test for colon cancer screening. This evaluation, conducted by the KCC, examines the impact of the audio card implementation as well as lessons learned from the collaboration of multiple partners in implementing a multi-component intervention.