Leadership | Cancer Research Programs | Cancer Unit Partnerships
On May 3-4, 2012 the Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center’s Community-Based Cancer Research Unit will conduct its third annual REACH/SUCCEED Workshop at the Atlanta Marriott Downtown. This year’s theme is “Expanding the Capacity to SUCCEED: Working Effectively to Eliminate Cancer Disparities through Planning and Partnerships”. The Southeastern US Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities (SUCCEED) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adult and Community Health and is focused on the reduction and elimination of breast and cervical cancer disparities among African American women. The workshop has provided a capacity building and networking opportunity for SUCCEED Legacy grantees, community-based organizations, public health professionals, and community members interested in cancer prevention.
The 2012 workshop will expand significantly by building upon the successes and lessons learned from previous workshops and incorporate a variety of in-depth topics centered on evidence-based practice, evaluation, and program sustainability. Organizations and individuals participating in this year’s workshop will experience an excellent learning environment and networking opportunity for collaborations in cancer control efforts.
The first day of the workshop will be tailored to current and past SUCCEED Legacy grantees and their projects. The meeting will provide a venue for grantees to discuss program progress, lessons learned, and strategies for sustaining and building upon their cancer preventive efforts.
The second day of the workshop will be opened to community-based organizations, public health professionals, cancer advocates, and community members with an interest in breast, cervical, and other cancer sites. This day will feature presentations from nationally recognized experts as well as interactive sessions covering topics in areas such as program evaluation, lay health advisor utilization, and program planning and sustainability. Additionally, presentations from Legacy grantees will highlight the impact their organization has had in their communities through their programmatic efforts provided by Legacy funding.
Keynote Speaker: Kimberly C. Redding, MD, MPH
Dr. Redding currently serves as the Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, where she provides administrative, fiscal, and clinical oversight for all chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs throughout Georgia.
She is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and a fellowship in gynecological pathology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.
She received her MPH degree in Health Policy from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and completed a second residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and board eligible in Preventive Medicine.
Adapting & Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions
Michele Carvalho, MPH, CHESThis session will cover topics on adaptation, and selecting the right intervention for an organization. It will also expand on the difference between packaged programs and Community Guide recommended approaches.
Community Health Advisor Utilization
Gail McCray, MA, CHES and Olga JimenezThis session covers effective ways to train and maintain community health advisors for program implementation and beyond as well as develop sound evaluations and utilize best practices for CHA program sustainability.
Evaluation and Logic Model Development
Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPHThis session will discuss the importance of planning the evaluation and logic model at the beginning of program implementation for optimal program outcomes.
Organizational Development and Sustainability
Nadine Barrett, PhD, MA, MSThis session will focus on planning a program to sustain itself beyond the end of a funding period and finding creative ways to leverage resources for continuity of services and/or program delivery.
Room rates for the workshop are $139.00 + tax group code: MSM/SUCCEED. Rooms must be booked by 4/9/2012 to receive the discounted rate. For reservations please call 1.866.316.5959.
Hotel parking is $20 overnight and $8.00 for the day.
For more hotel information please visit the Marriott website.
The REACH/SUCCEED 2011 Webinar Series is designed to extend capacity building information to community‐based organizations working toward the prevention and elimination of disparities in breast and cervical cancer in African American women.
2011 Webinar Goals:
- Describe evidence-based approaches in cancer control and prevention.
- Conduct meaningful evaluation of their programmatic efforts in cancer-control.
- Adapt the role and importance of systems and policy change to reduce burden of breast and cervical cancer on African American women.
Adapting an Evidence-Based Program for Your Community
Presenter: Michelle Carvalho, MPH, CHES
This session will cover intervention fit, strategic adaptation, and implementation fidelity, with an intro including the difference between packaged programs and Community Guide-recommended approaches.
Evaluation and Data Collection Strategies for Community Based Organizations
Presenter: Tabia Akintobi, PhD, MPH
While community-based organizations serve as catalysts for prevention and health promotion activities, many do not consistently practice program evaluation due to the challenges of limited time, staff and measurement skills. This session will describe how to:
- develop a targeted evaluation plan
- choose appropriate tools and mediums for community driven evaluations
- engage in bi-directional learning through employing both community engagement and evaluation approaches
- navigate challenges in community-campus evaluation partnership
Panel Discussion: Addressing Cervical Cancer in Communities
Presenters: Lisa Flowers, MD, Angela Mack, and Jill Roark, MPH
This session is designed to facilitate a discussion on how organizations can effectively address cervical cancer in their communities. You will hear from physicians, community groups, and researchers on strategies for screening, talking about HPV, and providing resources to patients and families diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Panel Discussion: Patient Navigation
Presenters: Gail McCray, MA, CHES and LaSonia Melvin, MA, NCONA
This session will cover topics on patient navigation versus community health workers and their specific roles, local, state, and national programs and policies associated with patient navigators, the role of patient navigation in addressing cancer disparities, and action steps for communities and what they can do to support different models in their areas.
Policy and Systems Change: Effective Ways to Implement Change in Your Community – A Panel Discussion
Presenters: Nicolle Martin MD, MPH, Debra Long MS, RD, LDN, Susan Newman PhD, RN, CRRN, and Mona Shah, MPH
This session will introduce the different levels of policy and systems change and provide specific examples of ways in which organizations can advocate for change at the institutional, local, state and national levels.
REACHing Hard to Reach Populations – A Panel Discussion
Presenters: Danta Haywood, Southside Medical Center Representative, Eric Dunlap
This session will discuss uncommon populations of persons that can be affected by breast and or cervical cancer and the screening processes for them. These populations include women with disabilities, incarcerated women, homeless women, and men with breast cancer.
Community Based Cancer Research Unit Southeastern U.S. Collaborative Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Disparities (SUCCEED
Presents: REACH/SUCCEED Video Series 2010:
“Building Community Capacity toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities”
The following series of videos were filmed at the Morehouse School of Medicine REACH/SUCCEED Workshop 2010:“Building Community Capacity toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities”. These video sessions are designed to extend capacity building information to community-based organizations working toward the prevention and elimination of disparities in breast and cervical cancer in African American women. Specifically, the four videos provide an overview of policy and systems change, evidence-based programming, and the importance of program evaluation in the grant writing process.
- Increase understanding and familiarity with evidence based approaches in cancer control and prevention
- Understand the importance of evaluation in the grant writing process
- Advance understanding of the role and importance of systems and policy change to reduce the burden of breast and cervical cancer on African American women
You can view a session by clicking each video link below:
Keynote Address: Building Community Capacity toward the Elimination of Cancer Disparities
Presenter: Linda Blount, MPH
National Vice President Health Disparities, American Cancer Society
Evidence-Based Programming using Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.
Presenter: Cynthia Vinson, MPA
National Cancer Institute
Policy and Systems Change in Community-Based Organizations
Presenter: Monica Taylor-Jones, PhD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant Writing and Evaluation
Presenters: Brenda Hayes, DSW, MSW, MPH and Tabia Henry Akintobi, PhD, MPH
Morehouse School of Medicine