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Welcome

Welcome

04/04/13 SPECIAL CAN Call

Sequestration and Cancer Care


Reminders

Reminders:

  • The audio portion of the call will be recorded. Playback instructions will be sent later.

  • Callers will be muted once the call begins.   Toggle between mute and unmute with *6.

  • Please do not place our call on “hold”  while unmuted.


Sequestration update

Sequestration Update

Ted Okon, COA


Fight sequestration sequestration cancer care cut resource center

Fight SequestrationSEQUESTRATION CANCER CARE CUT RESOURCE CENTER

http://www.communityoncology.org/site/sequestration-resource-center.htm


Inform educate your members of congress on the problem

Inform/Educate Your Members of Congress on the Problem

Ted Okon, COA

Jeff Mortier, Ryan, MacKinnon, Vasapoli and Berzok, LLP


Sign and share the stop sequester cut petition

Sign and Share the Stop Sequester Cut Petition

Josh Lynsen, Chase Communications


To sign the petition

TO SIGN THE PETITION

  • Go to http://wh.gov/HDEm

  • Click on the "Set Up Account" button to enter your name and email address to verify you are a real, unique person

  • Wait a few minutes to get an email from the White House with a link to the petition (May need to look in spam or junk folder.)

  • Click on the link in the email to sign.


Join the facebook event page and invite friends

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AND INVITE FRIENDS

  • Login to Facebook

  • Go to

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166195813535404/

  • Click the "Join" button

  • Click the "Invite Friends" button

  • Check each friend you wish to invite to sign the petition

  • Click the "Save" button


Share the facebook petition link

SHARE THE FACEBOOK PETITION LINK

  • Login to Facebook

  • Go to 

    https://www.facebook.com/CommunityOncologyAlliance/posts/282793745186339

  • Click the "Share" option

  • Choose to share "On your own timeline"

  • Write some introductory text, such as "Take action NOW …sign this White House petition…share link!"

  • Click the "Share Link" button


Retweet the petition link on twitter

RETWEET THE PETITION LINK ON TWITTER

  • Login to Twitter

  • Go to

    https://twitter.com/oncologyCOA/status/317379333591281664

  • Click the "Retweet" option

  • Confirm by clicking the "Retweet" button


Welcome

CONTACT INFO FOR HELP

Josh Lynsen

Chase Communications

[email protected]


Write an article or opinion editorial

Write an article or Opinion Editorial

Anita Weissman, Chase Communications


Oped letter to the editor lte or a story

OPED, LETTER TO THE EDITOR (LTE) OR A STORY

  • LTE’s are usually in response to an article that has recently run in the paper

  • OpEd are opinions on current issues

  • A patient that wants to speak out on the impact of sequestration on him/her and an MD is a story – contact Chase Communications


Select an oped

SELECT AN OPED

  • Select an OpEd from among the four provided by COA

  • OpEds are usually limited to 200-300 words

  • Get one or more physicians from the practice to sign the OpEd

  • One OpEd signed by 10 MD’s is better than 10 OpEds signed by one MD


Where to submit

WHERE TO SUBMIT

  • Submit to your metro daily paper or local community paper

  • Submit to the papers that serve the communities where you and your patients live

  • Do not submit to national papers like the New York Times or Washington Post


Obtain submission instructions

OBTAIN SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Can usually be found on the Letters to the Editor page

  • Call Chase with your city and state so we can research the submission guidelines, length, etc.


Sample chicago tribune

SAMPLE – CHICAGO TRIBUNE

The preferred submission method is to e-mail letters to [email protected] You may mail letters to: Voice of the People, Chicago Tribune, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611. You may fax letters to: 312-222-2598.

  • Letters should be timely and should be addressed to the editor

  • Letters must be signed, must contain contact information including letter writer's city and state, and must be fewer than 400 words

  • No more than four signatures per letter

  • We edit and/or trim letters as little as possible, but we reserve the right to do so


The submission

THE SUBMISSION

  • Address email as instructed

  • Paste OpEd into the body of the email; do not send as an attachment

  • Add name, contact info, etc. as instructed

  • Email from the practice email not from a personal email


Welcome

CONTACT INFO FOR HELP

Anita Weissman

Chase Communications

[email protected]


For patients caregivers survivors and staff

For Patients/ Caregivers / Survivors and Staff

Ted Okon, COA


Call the offices of senators and representatives

Call the Offices of Senators and Representatives

Click here to download a letter in Word that you can customize and send to patients and others informing them of the issue. Click here for talking points for them that you can customize with the contact information of their Senators and Representatives. You can send these to patients and/or hand out in your practice. Clinics are already doing both.


Sign and share the stop sequester cut petition1

Sign and Share the Stop Sequester Cut Petition

Click here to download cards that you can hand out to patients and other to ask them to sign the petition at http://wh.gov/HDEm. This Word document is formatted to print on Avery cards or simply on any paper. Also, email all with the link to sign the petition. 


Other resources

Other Resources

Bo Gamble, COA


Other resources1

OTHER RESOURCES

  • National Patient Advocacy Foundation (NPAF) Stop Cancer Care Cuts Site

  • Community Letters to the Senate and House - Add name, contact info, etc. as instructed

  • Oncology Survey on Sequestration Impact


From the field

From The Field


Ted inman

Ted Inman

Oncology Hematology Care

Cincinnati, OH


Glenn balasky

Glenn Balasky

Mark H. Zangmeister Center

Columbus, OH


Karen deaner

Karen Deaner

Adult Medical Oncology/Hematology Group

Little Silver, NJ


Joanne losse

Joanne Losse

Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC

Mount Holly, NJ


Other

Other?


Summary

Summary

Ted Okon, COA


Thank you

Thank You!!!

Watch COA web site for further updates

Next CAN Call – April 4/25/13 2:00 pm ET


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