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 Issue 68                                                                                  March 2015
In This Issue
WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 Update
CCC Implementation Grants Update
Wisconsin Biennial Budget Proposal
WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit
Healthy Hospital Forum
National Healthcare Decisions Day
In Case You Missed It
Partner Notables
New WCC Members
Partner Events
Quick Links
Greetings from the CCC Program! 

Dear WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Partner,

We continue to be amazed by the contributions of our partners here at the WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Thank you to those who joined the WI CCC 2015-2020 Plan Action Step Webinars in February. 

We also received a tremendous response from the CCC Implementation Grant RFP and are thrilled about the potential projects' impact on cancer in Wisconsin. More information regarding the planning and review processes can be found below. 

Last but not least, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society will be this year's WI CCC Summit Keynote Speaker. Registration will open shortly. Please save May 28, 2015 on your calendar! 


Your WI CCC Program Team

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WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 Development Update

The WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 process is continuing to move forward with the development of action steps. We received a great response to our call for action step suggestions in January with over 100 responses to our survey. The WI CCC Team reviewed all of the suggested action steps and put together draft action steps that were discussed on webinars throughout the month of February. These webinars were open to all partners to see the proposed action steps and discuss whether they made sense, captured our cross cutting issues - health disparities, access to health care, policy, systems and environmental change and workforce development - and share additional feedback, thoughts and comments. A big "thank you" to everyone to who took the time to share their thoughts via the survey and/or webinars.


If you participated in the survey or webinar, you will be receiving an email invitation to participate in the external review of the final drafts of the action step pages. This will be happening the week of March 23rd. Watch your inbox for more details. The finalized action step pages will become an important part of the web version of the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. They will not appear in the printed version of the Plan. This will allow us to update action steps as needed, directly link resources to action steps, making them come alive for implementation.


The final draft of the printed WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 will include the Plan's framework of Vision, Mission, Goals, Cross Cutting Issues and the 13 Priority Tables with Strategies and Measures. The printed WI CCC Plan 2015-2020 will be released at the CCC Summit on May 28, 2015 and the WI CCC Program website redesign will support a much more interactive web version of the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. Stay tuned for additional opportunities to get involved and thank you for support so far! 

CCC Implementation Grants Update

In January and February, the WI CCC Program solicited "CCC Implementation Grant" proposals to support the implementation of the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. The letters of intent submitted included a wide range of proposed projects covering many of the Plan priorities. The intent of the "CCC Implementation Grants" is to fund local projects that address cancer prevention and control efforts in WI linked directly to the priorities in the WI CCC Plan 2015-2020. Grant projects will be implemented from April 2015 through October 2016.


Full applications from organizations which submitted letters of intent were due Friday February, 27th. The proposal review process, including both internal and external reviewers, will take place Monday, March 2 through Monday, March 16. The total number of awards and the final amount awarded is dependent upon the number, scoring and scope of projects submitted and funds available. Grantees will be notified of their funding status on Friday, March 20. For additional information or questions about the CCC Implementation Grants please contact Jeanne Strickland at or 608-263-2214.

Wisconsin Biennial Budget Proposal Impacts Cancer Control
The Governor presented his Biennial Budget proposal to the Legislature on February 3, 2015. A number of the bill provisions are noteworthy to the cancer community as they relate to objectives in the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan in the areas of prevention, screening, treatment, and data collection and monitoring. The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the WellWoman Program, and the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program received level funding in the proposed budget. An initiative to increase funding for the WI Cancer Registry in order to improve data quality and timeliness was not included. Public hearings on the proposed budget will be held around Wisconsin in the coming months.  

For more information on the proposed budget's cancer-related provisions, public hearing dates and places, or the budget as a whole, click here. The Legislature is expected to complete its work on the budget before the beginning of the State's new fiscal year on July 1, 2015. If you have further questions about the state budget, feel free to contact Emily Reynolds, WI CCC Program Policy Coordinator at or 608-262-7285.
WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit - May 28, 2015
We are pleased to announce the 2015 Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit will be held on May 28, 2015 at The Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. This year's Summit, "Aligning Partners, Priorities and the Plan" will unveil the 2015-2020 WI CCC Plan and set the stage for the next five years of comprehensive cancer control in Wisconsin.

Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer at the American Cancer Society, will deliver the Keynote Address, offering a national perspective on the state of cancer and a call to action for our Wisconsin partners. Please stay tuned and regularly visit the 2015 Summit webpage for upcoming details. Registration will open shortly. Click here to access the Save the Date.

What Health Looks Like: Healthy Food & Beverages in WI Hospitals & Clinics Forum

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is supporting the "What Health Looks Like: Healthy Food and Beverages in Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics" Forum scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, WI. Karen Timberlake, Director of the UW Population Health Institute, will kick off the Forum's day-long agenda featuring a best practice panel and breakout sessions highlighting success stories from throughout the state. The Forum serves as a kick-off event for an ongoing organized statewide learning community for hospitals and clinics to share and learn about healthy food and beverage practices.


Registration will open in March and costs $50 to attend. Hospitals and clinics are encouraged to bring teams of at least two, but not required.  For more information, contact Emily Reynolds,, 608-262-7285 or Nan Peterson,, 608-262-9993.

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2015 - How to Get Involved

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, along with other national, state and community organizations, is highlighting the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is April 16th. 


"Through our National Healthcare Decisions Day activities, many more people in our community will be able to engage in thoughtful conversations about advance care planning and make their wishes known," said Dr. Lauren A. Kosinski, Chair of Wisconsin Cancer Council Steering Committee. "The more people who have conversations about their end-of-life wishes, the fewer struggles family members and health care providers will have about making snap medical decisions in crisis situations. Furthermore, health care teams will be better prepared to address health-related issues before a crisis occurs and also, be better able to honor the patient's end-of-life wishes."


As a participating organization for NHDD, the WI CCC Program is providing information and tools for partners to share with their patients and constituents to initiate conversations about their wishes with family, friends and health care providers, and complete written advance directives. These resources are available at, including 16 ideas on how to locally honor NHDD.

In Case You Missed It...
Lung Cancer CT Screenings Covered by Medicare 
On February 5, 2015 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately. Read more.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Release New Oncology Care Model
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) is developing new payment and delivery models designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of specialty care. Among those specialty models is the Oncology Care Model, an innovative new payment model for physician practices administering chemotherapy. Read more

Health Impact of Smoking More Severe Than Previously Thought
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine found more than a dozen additional diseases are caused by smoking. The study's conclusion came to be after scientists from the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and several universities tracked nearly a million people for a decade and recorded their causes of death. Read more. 

New CDC Fact Sheet - Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention
A new fact sheet, The Four Domains of Chronic Disease Prevention, highlights the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's work to prevent chronic diseases and their risk factors in four areas. Access the fact sheet
Partner Notables
Dawn Anderson Receives Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health Award
The Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition's Executive Director, Dawn Anderson, received the 2015 Woman of Commitment Award from the Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. As the leader of the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition, a member of the Wisconsin Cancer Council, Dawn educates and advocates for breast cancer issues at the individual, community, state and Federal levels. Join us in congratulating Dawn for this well-deserved award! 
New Wisconsin Cancer Council Members
West Allis Health Department provides services based on prevention, education and continuity of care, including health screenings, counseling, communicable disease control, and referral to community resources in a variety of settings. 


Sawyer County Health Department  collaborates with their local health care providers and Sawyer County/Lac Courte Oreilles Joint Prevention Coalition to optimize the health of their county residents. They work to support the statewide community health improvement plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2020: everyone living better, longer.


Calumet County Activity and Nutrition Coalition is a public health action team that joined forces to make a difference in their community. UCAN is a nutrition and physical activity coalition in Calumet County whose mission is to empower residents to build and embrace healthy lifestyles through education and wellness opportunities. 


Clark County Health Department works to promote health, prevent disease, and protect the residents of the county through partnerships and population-based services. 


Childhood Obesity Prevention Collaborative of Dane County develops and advances policies to improve the physical activity and nutrition environment for children. With partners, they work to make the easy choice the healthy choice.

Partner Events 

WI Breast Cancer Coalition State Advocacy Day

March 4, 2015

2 East Main St, Room 425SW, Madison, WI 53703

Breast Cancer Conference for Community Health Workers

March 6, 2015

Italian Conference Center

631 E. Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Wisconsin Women's Health Policy Summit

March 10, 2015

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703


Clinical Trials or Standard Treatment? Understanding Options for Blood Cancers 

March 18, 2015

12-1 PM


7th Annual Bioethics Symposium: Challenging the Norm: Fostering Ethics

March 19, 2015

Health Sciences Learning Center 

Room 1306, 750 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53706


47th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Cancer Conference

March 21, 2015

Italian Community Center

631 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202


2015 Midwest Young Adult Cancer Conference

March 28, 2015

Gilda's Club Madison

7907 UW Health Ct., Middleton, WI


2nd Annual Symposium on Therapeutics Discovery and Development

April 13, 2015

Union South

1308 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53715


2015 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit

April 13-April 15, 2015

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703


4th Annual Great Lakes Regional Palliative Care Conference

April 16 & 17, 2015

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

CCC Plan Update is a monthly publication of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and the Wisconsin Cancer Council. Its purpose is to share information on cancer prevention and control as it relates to our partners in Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: Sarah Kerch, Communication & Events Coordinator, or 608-266-8599.