Plan to be Tobacco Free!
A new one-time class for those planning on quitting tobacco use, to help them prepare to be successful with the latest information on medications, resources, and recommended options. The class lasts for up to one hour at no cost to participants and will be presented by KCP Tobacco Treatment Navigators. For more information please view Plan to be Tobacco Free brochure.
Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program
The Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program (KCCSP) is a new program
for low income, uninsured Kentuckians in ten regions across the state.
The program provides free colon cancer screening to Kentucky residents
who meet certain eligibility requirements. Through June 2014, services
will be available in the areas served by the ten health departments who
applied for and received funding. Call the Kentucky Cancer Program at
502-852-6318 for more information.
To learn more about the program, please view the KCCSP brochure. Additional information may also be found at the Kentucky Department of Public Health website.
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Dress In Blue on March 1, 2013!
Encourage you friends, family and co-workers to get screened.
Join the Kentucky Cancer Program, businesses and organizations across
the state to increase colon cancer screening in Kentucky. Learn more
at Targeted Colon Cancer Screening Program. Order free materials from the KCP Colon Cancer Screening Resource Kit. Visit us on Facebook at www.tinyurl.com/KCPWest to enter the Dress in Blue contest and learn more about special events in March.
Hospitals get help with tobacco cessation efforts
"Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
in Kentucky Hospitals", is now available to help
hospitals address patients’ tobacco use and implement tobacco-free policies.
A project of Kentucky Cancer Program's Providers Practice
Prevention and the Kentucky Department of Public Health Tobacco Prevention
and Cessation Program, with the Kentucky Hospital Association, this free program features:
- A web-based video training for clinicians and staff on tobacco
treatment. The course demonstrates how to effectively and quickly
address tobacco use with ALL patients, regardless of condition, as well as
provide appropriate treatment for those willing and not willing to
quit. The training provides free CE credit to nurses, physicians,
respiratory care practitioners, and pharmacists.
- Information and fax referral sheets for the free Kentucky
Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The quitline is a state-funded service through
which patients interested in quitting will receive proactive calls from
coaches who will assist them in a personalized plan.
- A toolkit providing information and resources to assist hospital
administrators in establishing systems approaches for staff, patients and visitors; designed for facilities with tobacco-free policies.
More than 1,205 hospital
clinicians and staff members have already participated in the web-based training.
For more information or to order the program, hospital staff should call
Celeste Worth, KCP's Professional Education and Training Manager, at (502)
The Kentucky Cancer Program is on Facebook! Check out our
Facebook page, and please "Like" us. Our page features updates about all the Kentucky Cancer Program has to offer -- community programs, special initiatives, and special events. We also post pictures of recent events.
To view our Facebook page and become our friend visit this link: tinyurl.com/kcpwest