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KCP launches "new" on-line Pathfinder!

Pathfinder, KCP's popular guide to cancer-related services and resources for 25 years, is now online and will be featured during a live KET call-in show on cancer at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.  The show will air at the culmination of the three-part series beginning March 30, "Cancer:  The Emperor of All Maladies."

Pathfinder now provides an easy-to-use online tool to identify cancer resources in communities, counties, the state and across the nation.  People can easily search for resources in cancer prevention, screening, treatment, survivorship and caregiving through Pathfinder.  For example, in the 'Local Resources' section, you simply choose a topic, select your county and a list of resources in your area will be generated to view or print.

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.

Quitline Video (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

This entertaining 7-minute video will give an overview of the Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) from the perspective of people who have called and the coaches who provide support.  It will show the kind of help offered and how much others have benefited from the free service.  View Quitline Video.

2014 Cancer Survivor Celebration - JD Shelburne's origional song, "Next Big Thing"

Check out JD Shelburne's original song, "Next Big Thing" and tribute video for survivors. He performed the song at the James Graham Brown/KCP Cancer Survivor Celebration this year!  View video

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) 852-6318.


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