Cancer Control, Prevention, and Equity Initiative – Resources2021-12-03T09:19:05-05:00

Cooking with Connections: Chia Seeds

When you think of protein, what are the first foods that come to your mind? Maybe chicken, beef, milk, and eggs? Do you typically think of animal products as the
Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In 2019, 42,000 women died as a result of breast cancer and 4,207 women lost their lives to cervical cancer in the United States of America. Early detection screening programs

Connections IN Health Announces 2021 Annual Conference

The Connections IN Health Team is excited to announce the details of this year’s 2021 Annual Conference: Coalition Resiliency in a Post Pandemic World. During this FREE three hour virtual

It’s Time to Get Back to Routine Cancer Screenings

During the global coronavirus pandemic, stay-at-home orders were put in place. Indiana, like the rest of the nation, experienced economic, social, and health access freezes that affected routine cancer screenings,
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January is Cervical Cancer Month

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix. It occurs mostly in women over 30 years old. The main cause of cervical cancer is infection with certain types of the human
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HIV & Cancer

People with a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at an increased risk for cancer. They have a weakened immune system, making them more susceptible to cancer-causing viruses. They are more
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October is Health Literacy Month

Since 1999, organizations from around the world come together every October to observe Health Literacy Month. October is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information
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Breast Cancer Disparities

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Connections IN Health team is taking time to have serious conversations about the disparities of cancer rates among people of color. Breast
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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer and more than 1.3 million Americans are living with or in remission from a blood cancer. Although
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that almost 80% of diagnosed ovarian cancer cases are already in advanced stages? Did you know that ovarian cancer will take the lives of more than 14,000
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) is recognized every September by childhood cancer organizations around the world. In honor of its goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected
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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the United States, with one in nine men being diagnosed within their lifetime. During the month of September, ZERO,
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Truth Initiative

This is Quitting is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind text messaging program incorporates messages from other young people who
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World Lung Cancer Day

August 1, 2020 is World Lung Cancer Day! Sponsored by the American Lung Association, LUNG FORCE is a national movement aiming to defeat the leading cause of cancer deaths among
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World Hepatitis Day is July 28th!

In honor of World Hepatitis Day, Connections IN Health is spreading the word to find the “missing millions.” Worldwide, there are 325 million people living with Hepatitis. However, 290 million
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What are Social Determinants of Health?

Healthy People 2020 highlights the importance of addressing “social determinants of health” by including “Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of its four
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Cancer & COVID-19

The Connections IN Health team is dedicated to supporting all those who have or are affected by cancer. We know that these are troubling times and want to make sure
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National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. This week is a reminder for men to take steps to be healthier, and to let them
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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

June is National Cancer Survivor Month. In the United States, there are over 16.9 million people who have had a diagnosis of cancer and are still living with it or
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Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

The World Health Organization and Connections IN Health are focusing on tobacco use prevention among youth and raising awareness on the importance of how and why the industry seeks to

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