Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia is a 501c3 dedicated to serving Virginians interested in cancer issues including prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship/palliative care, surveillance and equity and equality.
Coalition members include cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates as well as members of the state and local governments, community coalitions, non-profit organizations, universities, the cancer research community, and the health, medical and business communities.
Membership benefits include:
• Networking with others interested in cancer issues
• Sharing cancer resources
• Serving the community
• Learning about new programs, best practices, cutting edge issues, new policies
• Meeting and working with experts in the field
• Supporting legislative initiatives
• Raising awareness of cancer issues throughout the Commonwealth
• Having access to information and resources
• Making community connections
• Uniting to provide a larger voice for supporting change
Upcoming CACV Team Calls: Treatment, Oct. 21, Early Detection, Oct. 29. The December meeting is in-person on Thursday, Dec. 11. Read more...
Webinar on CHWs in DC, MD, VA Wednesday: The Institute for Public Health Innovation will offer Community Health Workers in DC, Maryland and Virginia: Sharing Experiences with Developing Scopes of Practice and Financing Models in Our Region from 10 to 11:30 am Wednesday, Oct. 15. Read more...
Report on Developing Medicines: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America has released a report on medicines in development for cancer. Read more...
LINC Seminars on ACA: The Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) is offering free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Seminars open to the public with presenters from Enroll Virginia and the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. Read more...
Blood Cancer Conference Oct. 25: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—Virginia Chapter, Living Well With Cancer: Survived Cancer, Now What? Oct. 25. Read more...
National Rural Health Day: National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 20, will highlight healthcare challenges faced by rural citizens and efforts of healthcare providers and other stakeholders to address the challenges. Read more...
Survivorship Conference in Richmond Nov. 1: The Survivorship Journey: Embracing Your New Normal, Nov. 1, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Read more...
Held September 11, 2014
|Jewel P. Wright, MPH
Videoconference sites: Big Stone Gap, Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Newport News Authorized PowerPoint Presentations
CACV Action Team Annual Highlights 2013-2014
VDH Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Program: Accelerating HPV Vaccine Uptake in the Commonwealth
Laurie Forlano, DO, MPH
State Epidemiologist, Virginia Department of Health
Mark H. Stoler, MD
University of Virginia
Practical Issues for Providers Regarding Discussion of HPV Vaccine
Alaina M. Brown, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville
Additional Resources: The American Cancer Society has several resources on HPV and cancer, including recommendations for HPV vaccine use. Print materials are also available in English and Spanish by calling 1-800-ACS-2345: What women should know about cervical cancer and HPV; Protecting our daughters; HPV and Cancer; and Cancer facts for women.