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New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 8th Annual Conference

New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration
8th Annual Conference

Navigating Turbulent Waters:
Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Individuals and Communities

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Courtyard by Marriott, Grappone Conference Center
Concord, NH   



8:00 Registration

8:30 Welcoming Remarks, New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC) Year in Review

     Nancy Kane, MS, RN, AOCN, Concord Hospital, Board Chair of NH CCC

9:00 Repairing the Disconnect: Promising Cancer Care Delivery Models Within and Emerging Health Care  System

     Tracy Battaglia, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
     Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health

10:00 Networking Break/ Exhibits

10:30 Breaking Barriers: Patient Navigation in its Many Forms

     Facilitator: Sarah Singer, LICSW, Manger, Patient and Family Access and Resources, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

     Allyson Foor, American Cancer Society Patient Navigator at Norris Cotton Cancer Center

     Catherine McFadyen, RNP, MSN, Director, Care and Disease Management, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan

     Maryanne Mercier, RN, OCN, CHPN, Cancer Care Coordinator, Southern NH Health System

     Debra Stevens, RN, CHC, RN Health Coach, Mid-State Health Center, Plymouth

     Gail Sullivan, RN, BS, Patient Navigator, NH Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

12:00 Networking Lunch/ Walk/ Exhibits

1:00 Breakout Sessions: A, B, C, D (see below)

2:00 Breakout Sessions: E, F, G, H ( Repeat of 1:00 sessions- see below)

3:00 State House Update: What You Need to Know

     Tom Bunnell, Esq., Policy Analyst/Consultant, NH Voices for Health

3:45 Wrap-up & Evaluations

     Nancy Kane


Breakout Sessions: 1:00 A, B, C, D  repeated at 2:00  E, F, G, H

A.& E. CT Screening for Lung Cancer: Review of Evidence, Recommendations for Screening and Community Implementation

   William Black, MD, Department of Radiology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC)

   Cherie Erkmen, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, DHMC

Learn about the evidence of CT screening effectiveness, which is primarily based on the National Lung Screeing trial, screening recommendations in JAMA, and the D-H screening process. The D-H process is a multidisciplinary effort of coordinating the patient experience with a standardized clinical pathway, but personalizing it with counseling along the way (shared decision-making). 

B. & F.  Community Needs Assessment- Keeping it Simple and Meaningful

   Facilitator: Shawn LaFrance, Executive Director, Foundation for Healthy Communities

   Noreen Biehl, Vice President of Community Relations, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

   TBA, Cancer Center Representative, Seacoast Cancer Center, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

The patient navigation process should be driven by a community needs assessment. Become familiar with how community needs assessments are currently conducted throughout NH, hear about one model, and learn how your organization can participate in this process to identify disparities and barriers to care. 

C. & G. Beyond the Assessment: Establishing a Patient Navigation Process to Address Health Care Disparities and Barriers to Care for Patients

   Trinidad Tellez, MD, Director, Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

Authentic community engagement is an essential component of a community needs assessment and the resulting patient navigation process. Hear NH-specific examples of health care disparities and barriers to care, primarily through the experience of racial, ethnic, and linguistic minority populations. Learn how to address disparities and barriers to advancing health equity including culturally effective organization practices and community engagement of vulnerable and traditionally underserved populations. 

D. & H. Medicaid Managed Care: What does it Mean for Cancer Prevention and Treatment in NH?

   Facilitator: Peter Ames, MPH, State VP of Health Initiatives, American Cancer Society

   Karen Boudreau, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Well Sense Health Plan

   Tyler Brannen, Health Policy Analyst, NH Department of Insurance

   Andrew McClure, Director of Quality Improvement, Meridian Health Plan

Learn from Medicaid managed care companies and experts how cancer prevention and treatment services might be impacted by the implementation of managed care. 


To learn more, view full brochure: click HERE

Please register by March 8.  Fee: $50

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When & Where

Courtyard by Marriott
Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH 03301

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration

The NH CCC, an initiative of the Foundation for Healthy Communities, is a partnership of individuals and organizations working together to eliminate cancer, the leading cause of death in the state of New Hampshire.

NH CCC members developed the 2015-2020 NH Cancer Plan to guide our activities. Activities are targeted toward addressing health disparities using  policy, systems, and environmental change approaches that optimize health outcomes for all residents of NH.

The Plan is organized around three goals. These include:

1. Foster communities and systems that support and reinforce healthy lifestyles.
2. Prevent & detect cancer at its earliest stage.
3. Optimize quality of life for those affected by cancer.

We're proud of our accomplishments, but there is still much to be done. It is the breadth of experience and knowledge of our members that leads to our success. You can participate in a shared vision to reduce the burden of cancer by joining one of the Task Forces or Committees and sharing your expertise, resources, and passion. Learn more at our upcoming annual meeting on April 6, 2016. You can register NOW.

Together — Eliminating Cancer.

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