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Community Outreach: The NCI’s Cancer Information Service. Native People for Cancer Control Annual Meeting March 12, 2007 Seattle, WA Presented by Kathy Briant, MPH, CHES Partnership Program Manager - Northwest Region. NCI’s Cancer Information Service.

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community outreach the nci s cancer information service

Community Outreach:The NCI’s Cancer Information Service

Native People for Cancer Control Annual Meeting

March 12, 2007

Seattle, WA

Presented by Kathy Briant, MPH, CHES

Partnership Program Manager - Northwest Region

nci s cancer information service
NCI’s Cancer Information Service
  • Voice of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Source of the latest and most accurate cancer information
  • Provides research-based information in terms the public can easily understand
how we provide information
How We Provide Information
  • Information Specialists answer questions by telephone, TTY, instant messaging and e-mail
    • 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
    • TTY: 1-800-332-8615 for hearing impaired
    • Smoking cessation 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)
  • The Partnership Program reaches those who may have limited access to health information.
  • The Research Program helps researchers advance health communication practices.
partnership program
Partnership Program
  • Reaches out through partnerships
  • Works to provide equal access to cancer information
  • Emphasis on minority and underserved audiences
how cis assists tribal partners
How CIS Assists Tribal Partners
  • Provides access to the latest, most accurate cancer information
  • Assists with program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Provides technical assistance and support
  • Provides cancer education trainings
  • Assists with coalition building and networking
tribal comprehensive cancer control programs
Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA)

alaska activities
Alaska Activities
  • ANTHC: T.A. in preparing grant application to support MammCare training and translation of breast health materials into Yup’ik (8/2006)
  • Maniilaq:
    • Cancer basics training for staff implementing program to promote cancer screening (8/2006)
    • Gastric cancer CME via Live Meeting for CHA/Ps in Noatak Village (12/2006)
idaho activities
Idaho Activities
  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe: T.A. in planning Men’s Wellness Event (06/2006)
  • Nez Perce: Provided cancer overview presentation for community members (08/2006)
oregon activities
Oregon Activities
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association, Inc. (NARA): Partnered with NARA to deliver breast and cervical cancer education at Women of Wellness Event in Warm Springs (08/2006)
washington activities
Washington Activities
  • Nooksack: T.A. to help tribe write grant and then plan and implement mobile mammography screening event. (9/2006)
  • Seattle Indian Health Board: T.A. to help Urban Indian Tobacco Program Coalition evaluate their work. (Ongoing)
evaluation of cancer 101
Evaluation of Cancer 101
  • Goal: Describe the impact of Cancer 101 among Northwest urban and rural tribal community members that participate in training opportunities.
evaluation of cancer 101 cont d
Evaluation of Cancer 101 (cont’d)
  • Collaborative effort – CIS-NW, Spirit of EAGLES, and NW Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • NPCC has provided technical support
  • Two year study – goal of 100 participants
  • Five Train-the-Trainer Sessions
    • February 2006 – Hosted by Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
    • April/May 2006 – Hosted by Coeur d’Alene Tribe
    • March 2007 – Hosted by Colville Tribes’ Tribal Health Program
    • May 2007 (tentative) – Hosted by Siletz & Lummi Tribes
contact information
Contact Information
  • NCI’s CIS Northwest Region (AK, ID, NV, OR, WA)

Nancy Zbaren, Program Director

Phone: 206-667-6393


Kathy Briant, Partnership Program Manager

Phone: 206-667-1137


Teresa Guthrie, Spirit of EAGLES Project Manager

Phone: 206-667-7593