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Forward Movement: Advancing Cancer Control through Policy Change

Date:
3/29/2012
Time:
8:30am-4pm
Location:

Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison

Registration:

Register online at wicancer.org. Deadline is March 16.

For more information:

Contact Sarah Mroz at scmroz@uwcarbone.wisc.edu or 608-262-2774.

Make plans for the ninth annual Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Summit. This free event will feature several notable speakers, including Lawrence Wallack, the Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs and Professor of Community Health at Portland State University; Jeff Levi, the Executive Director of the Trust for America's Health; and Karen Timberlake, director of the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

What is the purpose of the summit?

 

Many factors influence the status of one's health, including where one lives, works and plays. A variety of societal structures and functions, such as health and educational systems, have been found to influence public health. The factors that impact health are all inter-related.

 

Decision-makers and cancer control advocates have the opportunity to influence public health by supporting the implementation of evidence based strategies that improve an individual or community's health status. Public health leaders are increasingly focused on policy, system and environmental changes to effectively improve health outcomes and reduce the burden of cancer and other chronic diseases.

 

The purpose of this summit is to discuss issues related to policy, systems and environmental changes and feature evidence-based strategies that will improve the health of Wisconsin residents.

 

Who Should Attend?

 

Cancer control, public health and medical professionals; organizational, community coalition and school health leaders; cancer survivors and advocates; nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention leaders and advocates; Wisconsin Cancer Council members and partners; or anyone interested in policy, system, and environmental change and how it can improve outcomes in cancer prevention and control. The Summit will introduce participants to key issues and feature successful strategies that will make a difference in Wisconsin.