Eventbrite - New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 13th Annual Meeting

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals organizational leaders, and decision makers who are interested in addressing policy and systems change to improve cancer care and prevention for all individuals and cancer survivors in NH communities.
  • Patients, providers, nurses, social workers, cancer registrars, health educators, community health workers, public health professionals and others involved in prevention, population health, and oncology care coordination.

Conference Objectives

  1. Explain the difference between population health management and total population health and how these terms relate to cancer control and prevention.
  2. Identify access to care challenges faced by patients with cancer in NH.
  3. Identify strategies to reduce health disparities and inequities in cancer control and prevention.
  4. Describe how the social determinants of health affects prevention, screening, and treatment and discuss strategies to reduce their impact.

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Registration and Continental Breakfast

NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration Update 

Robert Gerlach, MPA
Chair, NH CCC Board of Directors

Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity

James Weinstein, D.O., M.S.
Immediate Past CEO and President
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System

Dr. James N. Weinstein is the immediate past CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System; He is former Director of the Dartmouth Institute, home of the Dartmouth Atlas; holds the Peggy Y. Thomson endowed chair in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences as Professor of Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He chaired the Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States for the National Academy of Sciences that produced the report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity published January 2017. He is a spine surgeon who developed the classification for surgical treatment of Spine tumors used globally. He has received numerous awards and honors and currently serves on various boards of some of the best health systems in this country and is working to restructure the DOD, Military Health System and our VA health systems.

Networking Break / Exhibits

A Panel of Experts Discuss Population Health in NH and How it Relates to Cancer Control & Prevention

Rudi Fedrizzi, MD
Director of Community Health Clinical Integration, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

Steve Norton, MPP 
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Government Relations, Elliot Hospital
Anna Thomas, MPH
Deputy Health Director, Manchester Health Department

Lunch / Exhibits / Network

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions (descriptions below)

Hot Topic Breakout Sessions Repeated

Empower, Engage, Include: Partnering with Patients

Tanya Lord PhD, MPH
Director, Patient and Family Engagement
Foundation for Healthy Communities

When tragedy strikes an individual, it is common for the impact to be life altering. It was for Tanya, a special education teacher turned stay at home mom when her son, Noah, had a devastating healthcare experience. This fired her desire to improve patient safety, quality and the patient experience. Returning to school, she currently holds a Masters of Public Health from the University of New Hampshire and a Doctorate in Clinical and Population Health Research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a graduate student, Tanya focused on patient safety research, learned improvement science and research methods while working with many experts in these fields. However, there always seemed to be something missing from the research and improvement initiatives, the voice and experiences of patients.

Combining her expertise in Quality Improvement and a passion for including all healthcare stakeholders, Tanya is the Director of Patient and Family Engagement at the Foundation for Healthy Communities in Concord, NH. Tanya works with all NH hospitals as they partner with patient and families to improve care. Tanya is a PFE Subject Matter Expert with the AHA HRET HIIN project that works with 36 hospital associations and their hospitals. She is a sought-after national consultant, workshop and keynote presenter. Tanya’s passion, initiated by tragedy, is sustained by hope for a safer healthcare system.

Closing Remarks & Evaluations

Robert Gerlach, MPA 

Hot Topic Workshops

Two Repeated Sessions: 12:30 - 1:30 and 1:30 - 2:30
Select two:

A. Community Health Worker Initiatives in NH: A panel discussion of initiatives, challenges and successes 

Jennifer Goulet, Community Health Worker, North Country Health Consortium, Littleton
Sheryl Russell, Community Health Worker, HealthFirst Family Care Center, Laconia
Chrissy Groleau, Community Health Worker, Manchester Community Health Center

Community Health Workers are using effective strategies to address primary and secondary cancer prevention in New Hampshire. A panel of experts will describe their work out in the field with clients and identify best practices in their communities. This session will feature the work of community health workers and help attendees create an action plan for their setting. Moderated by Tiffany Fuller, MS, Program Planner, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, NH DHHS.

B. Engaging the Cancer Survivor in Lifestyle Modification 

Adrianna Crooker Catlin, LICSW, Oncology Social Worker, Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care
Nancy Kane, RN, MS, AOCN, Executive Director, Anticancer Lifestyle Foundation
Claudia Walker, Cancer Survivor, Program Alumnus

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly half of all cancer cases are influenced by modifiable risk factors.  Recurrence of cancer is also influenced by behavior and lifestyle. Concord Hospital’s Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) is a 12 week evidence based lifestyle transformation program for people diagnosed with cancer. This session will describe the program’s approach and outcomes as well as the various ways which an organization or institution can offer the program. Moderated by Jody Blumberg, Director, Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital

C. A Shot to Prevent Cancer: How We Can Increase HPV Vaccination in New Hampshire

Robert Kelly, MD, Family Medicine Physician/Physician Project Lead, Core Physicians 
Justin Pentenrieder, Senior Manager, State Health Systems, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Jenna Schiffelbein, MPH, RD, LD, CHES, Community Health Educator, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth College
Cynthia Watts, RN, Public Health Nurse Coordinator, NH Division of Public Health Services

Did you know that about three-quarters of HPV-associated cancers could be prevented with the HPV vaccine? Yet about half of the adolescents in New Hampshire are not fully vaccinated. This session will improve your understanding of the HPV vaccine, why it’s critical to increase vaccination rates in New Hampshire, and highlight the work of the New Hampshire HPV Vaccine Working Group and other efforts in our state. 

D. Advancing Equity for All when Integrating Clinical and Public Health Efforts for Cancer Control and Prevention

Trinidad Tellez, MD, Director, Office of Health Equity, NH DHHS

We all aim to provide the highest quality care and services to all our clients/patients – yet, how do we know we are doing so equally effectively?  Disparities in access, use and outcomes persist across health care services, public health, and social determinants of health domains – what are essential elements for us to be able to identify those disparities and then work to address them?  This session will describe cancer health disparities, review proven strategies for promoting cancer equity, and provide a framework for improving our own organization’s capacity to provide high quality care and services for all. 

E. Partnering for Success: Supporting our patients in adopting healthier habits after a cancer diagnosis and into survivorship

Gwenda Graham, MSN, PhD, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Hematology/Oncology, The Center for Cancer Care
Meredith Kolodze, LICSW, OSW-C, Oncology Social Worker, The Center for Cancer Care, Exeter Hospital

There is a unique opportunity to help support healthier habits and secondary prevention after a patient has completed treatment for cancer. It is important that we meet people where they are at and help empower them to improve their health, rather than demand that they improve it. We will be providing tools and techniques to help all members of the oncology team support patients in developing healthier habits after a cancer diagnosis.

Registration Information

Eventbrite - New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration 13th Annual Meeting

Fee: Includes continental breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, and continuing education credits. Limited scholarships are available upon request. No refunds are offered for cancellations or non-attendance. S

ubstitutions are accepted.

$70 Early bird fee - Register by Friday, February 23
$80 Registration February 24 - March 27
$85 Walk in

Photo Release: From time to time NH CCC uses photographs of meeting events in its promotional materials. Unless this permission is revoked in writing to the NH CCC, by virtue of their attendance all meeting visitors agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.

Education Credits - Pending

NURSING: Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
5.75 contact hours. Activity number: 1222

PHYSICIANS: The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SOCIAL WORKERS: 5.75 CEUs pending approval from NASW NH.

CANCER REGISTRARS: Application has been made to the National Cancer Registrars Association for approval of continuing education credit.

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