Featured Partner: Ed Haddad
Educating Men and their Families about Prostate Cancer
As the New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition (NHPCC) approaches a decade of service, it continues its mission to lessen the impact of prostate cancer and improve the quality of life of those 1 in 6 New Hampshire men whose lives have been affected.
NHPCC provides education, information, and financial support for:
- partners throughout the state
- research grants for hospitals
- financial support for families
- co-sponsorship of cancer related events
- professional development of medical staff
- wellness Fairs, libraries and other public venues
As a 22-year survivor of prostate cancer due to early detection, I am committed to the work of the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC) on a very personal level. During the past two years, I have served as a representative of the NHPCC on the NH CCC Prevention Early Detection Work Group. I have had the privilege of being able to interact with and participate in events sponsored by professionals from all segments of the cancer community and benefit from the remarkable work they do.
Featured Partner: Kim Coronis
As Program Manager for Breathe New Hampshire (Breathe NH), Kim Coronis is on the front line working on issues related to air quality, tobacco use and chronic lung disease. She spends her days carrying out Breathe NH’s mission of eliminating lung disease and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire.
NHCCC knows her best as the Co-chair for the Primary Prevention Tobacco Workgroup. Coronis has worked on this committee for three years. “It’s good to hear what other groups are working on,” said Coronis, commenting on the collaborative nature that the workgroup provides. “I love working with teams because it’s hard to stay on top of everything on your own.” The highlight of her experience has been participating at the NHCCC 9th Annual Conference this spring where she was a panel presenter on creating healthy learning environments and different ways to coordinate the youth of New Hampshire in prevention and awareness efforts.
Earlier this year, Breathe NH released a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Issue Brief titled “Landscape of COPD in New Hampshire”. COPD refers to a group of lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, which obstruct or limit airflow out of the lungs and cause breathing problems. As the third leading cause of death in the US, it is largely preventable.
CDC Smoking and Tobacco
National Cancer Institute Benchmarks
News and Events
Straight Talk About Palliative Care: What Everyone Should Know, Wall Street Journal, 9/14/14
CDC says NH cancer rates among highest in nation, InsuranceNewsNet.com, 9/23/14
Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized, NPR, 9/21/14
Granite State Has Highest Rate Of Breast Cancer, NHPR, 9/22/14
Panel Urges Overhauling Health Care at End of Life, NY Times, 9/17/14
Man Survives Rare Cancer Thanks to New 'Targeted' Therapy, ABC News, 9/16/14
Watch the U.S. quit smoking over 40 years, Washington Post, 9/8/14
Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early, NHPR, 9/3/14
No more smokes at CVS, CNN Money, 9/3/14
Claremont Closer to Smoke Ban, Valley News, 8/29/14
Coverage for End-of-Life Talks Gaining Ground, NY Times, 8/30/14
Anti-Smoking Ads Featuring Celebrities Smoking Try To Get Kids To Rebel, But It Could Backfire, Medical Daily, 8/27/14
Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors, NHPR, 8/26/14
Simple Measures Made Hospital Patients 70% more likely to Quit Smoking, LA Times, 8/19/14
Too Many Cancer Screenings Wasted on Those Facing Death, Bloomberg.com, 8/18/14