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New Colon Cancer Screening Program


The new Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program offers free/low cost screening to uninsured, income eligible Kentucky residents age 50 through 64, African Americans age 45 through 64, who meet program requirements.  Services are available at ten sites across the state.  View the program brochure or visit the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

 

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.

Adventure Weekends - Offering Hope for Women After Cancer

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Kentucky Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker, and the Kentucky Cancer Program are pleased to announce new weekends filled with adventure experiences for women who have completed cancer treatment.  Participants are invited to meet in the great outdoors at one of Kentucky's beautiful State Parks. 

Eligibility - The weekends are open to women who have experienced any type of cancer and who have recently completed treatment.  These adventure experiences are designed for individuals who are no longer in treatment and are able to participate in light to moderate physical activities.

Transportation - Participants must provide their own transportation.

Cost - The cost to attend the weekend is $50 per person.  Financial scholarships are available; requests can be indicated on the applications.

 

Adventure Weekend Locations & Dates

Pine Mountain State Resort Park - September 19-21, 2014; application deadline is September 1, 2014

 

For additional information you can view the Adventure Weekends brochure (view PDF file).

To apply for an adventure weekend you can view and download the application (view PDF file).

 

FREE Legal Clinic

The Kentucky Cancer Program, Louisville Bar Association, and Louisville Pro Bono Consortium are sponsoring a FREE Legal Clinic for Cancer Patients & their Families; Wednesday, April, 9, 2014.

For complete details about Legal clinic view the flier (view PDF file).

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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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
 

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