Colorado Cancer Coalition Upcoming and Recorded Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Exploring Food Access in Rural Settings

February 16 

12:00 – 1:00 pm MT

In support of the Second Goal of the 2021-2025 Colorado Cancer Plan, to increase the prevalence of healthy behaviors for the people of Colorado, we would like to spread the word about healthy behaviors. The Colorectal Cancer Task Force and Survivorship & Palliative Care Task Force would like to invite you to attend our webinar series over the next several months. The second in the series will cover Food Access in  Rural Settings on February 16th, with the remaining webinars focused on Built Environments in Urban Settings, and Built Environment in Rural Settings – dates TBD. Speakers from Project Angel Heart and Safe Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA) will contribute to our discussion.

Objectives for the second  webinar in the series on Food access in rural settings are:

  • Understand how food and nutrition impacts cancer prevention, survivorship, and management during treatment.
  • Understand barriers for food access in rural Colorado
  • Identify solutions and resources to address food access barriers

Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Healthy Eating and Built Environment Webinars Series

Exploring Food Access in Urban Settings

October 26

12:00 – 1:00 pm MT

In support of the Second Goal of the 2021-2025 Colorado Cancer Plan, to increase the prevalence of healthy behaviors for the people of Colorado, we would like to spread the word about healthy behaviors. The Colorectal Cancer Task Force and  Survivorship & Palliative Care Task Force would like to invite you to attend our webinar series over the next several months. The first in the series will cover Food Access in Urban Settings on October 26, with the remaining webinars focused on Food Access in Rural Settings, Built Environments in Urban Settings, and Built Environment in Rural Settings – dates TBD.

Objectives for the first webinar in the series on Food access in urban settings are:

1. To understand barriers and solutions to increase access to urban food systems.
2. To understand how access to food systems impacts cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship
Panelists for this webinar will include Brandy Brogan of Project Angel Heart, Wendy Smittick of Food in Communities and a representative from Metro Caring.

Speaker Bios

Project Angel Heart – Brandy Brogan

Brandy Brogan joined Project Angel Heart in December 2002. Over the last 19 years she has worked in every department at Project Angel Heart, including the kitchen as the special diets chef. Currently, Brandy directs the staff and daily operations of the client services department, oversees Project Angel Heart client services advisory council, and manages community outreach.  Brandy is a member of the Colorado Cancer Coalition. Brandy studied at New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work and Luna Vocational Technical Institute.  Prior to working at Project Angel Heart, she was the Head Chef at Pendaries Golf Resort in New Mexico, and worked as an interpreter for One World Translation.

Metro Caring – Neambe Leadon; inquired about potential questions; will ask them to describe their shopping experience and cooking classes

As Senior Manager of Food Sovereignty Neambe supports Metro Caring’s Nutrition, Food Access and Urban Agriculture teams.  Neambe has a rich and diverse educational background beginning with a degree in Interior Design – Pre-Architecture from Florida State University; later she studied Massage Therapy; attained a Permaculture Certification; and most recently completed trainings in Herbal Medicine and Herbal Management for Acute Viral Infections and Harvard Business School’s Online Leadership Principles course.  She brings 13 years of hands-on food systems experience from urban organic farming to education and grassroots community building.  Her work and lived experiences have created a strong sense of land stewardship, and a thoughtfulness about the relationship between humans, the land that sustains us, and the systems that impact both.

Food in Communities Grantee – CouncilsWendy Smittick and one community member

My name is Wendy Smittick.  I was born in Watts, California and moved to Colorado when I was 3 years old.  I have also lived in Houston and Atlanta.  I am married with 5 adult children scattered across the nation ranging from 40 to 23 years old, the youngest of which is in his second year of medical school.  My 10th grandchild is scheduled in arrive in January.  When not globetrotting, I enjoy gardening, camping, and bike riding.  I am a vegetarian foodie in search of creating the best Acai Bowl.

My Bachelor’s Degree is in Philosophy from University of Colorado at Denver.  I presently work for DDPHE as a Food Connector with the Food In Communities Team.   I have owned a home health care agency and a medical transcription company.  Included in my resume are diverse roles within the health, nonprofit, travel, and construction industries, and all through the lens of assisting marginalized populations.

Doug Wooley – Co-Chair.  Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council

Doug is a professional Volunteer and Mischief maker. He loves to garden, as it feeds his Soul. Over the years Doug has learned that gardening and creating art are the two spaces and places where he can deal and heal. As Doug has healed from various challenges related to living with Spina Bifida, he has learned, advocated and modeled that when the most vulnerable person(s) in our community is provided the space and place at the table to advocate, lead and create the changes needed to address the challenges, then we have a diverse, healthy, and supported community. Over the past several years Doug has focused his attention on food and food insecurity with this frame of thought. This has allowed him the opportunities to serve as Co-Chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, serve on the Nourish Colorado Double Up advisory committee, facilitator for Foods in Communities, and serve as a garden leader for two gardens. One of the gardens is located at the project-based apartment complex, where Doug lives. The community-based approach has built a Garden Club at the apartment complex that was able to provide 100 pounds of organically grown produce to Doug’s neighbors in 2021.

Recorded Webinars

Client Reminders and Small Media to Increase Cancer Screening Part 2

The available resources and messaging that can be utilized to support implementation of client reminder and small media interventions will shared and discussed. This will include targeted messaging based on specific population needs and motivations.

Client Reminders and Small Media to Increase Cancer Screening Part 1

Client Reminder and Small Media interventions will be defined along with the research that shows their effectiveness at increasing cancer screenings. How to successfully implement the interventions will also be shared. A facilitated discussion of current intervention successes and challenges will occur following the presentation.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Considerations for Chronic Disease

COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations for cancer patients and others with chronic disease.

Presented by: Dr. Mark Earnest, Dr. Christopher Lieu, Andrea (Andi) Dwyer

Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

Medical Aid in Dying

Understanding the new USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: What This Means For Patient Care, Payers, and Beyond

What Medical Care Providers and Influencers need to know about Radon Gas

Radon Resources

Avoid Regulatory Road Rage

Avoid Regulatory Road Rage: Understanding the Local Transportation Safe Harbor to the Anti-Kickback Statute

Enhancing the Psychosocial Well-being of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors from Diagnosis through End-of-Life

Dr. Currin-McCulloch  shares about the unique development circumstances of cancer survivorship during the adolescent and young adult (15-39 years old) developmental phase. She will describe how cancer in this time period can interrupt physical, social, and vocational milestones. She will highlight the role of hope and meaning-making as well as the role of disorienting grief. Lastly, she will identify approaches to end-of-life care with adolescents and young adults and how to best support their needs and those of their loved ones.

Disparities in Cancer Care

Challenges and limitations disparate populations face when it comes to care access, and come away with strategies for implementing interventions to help patients get the treatment they need

Presented by: Sonia Okuyama, MD, Medical Oncologist, Denver Health Medical Center

Triage Cancer Presents Financial Toxicity Resources and more…

Recording

Reducing Financial Toxicity in Cancer Patients through Financial Navigation

Dan Sherman, Founder and President of the NaVectis Group, is an expert in clinical financial navigation with over 18 years of experience assisting cancer centers with the implementation of financial navigation programs.

During this webinar you will:
*Learn why financial navigators play an essential role in reducing financial toxicity in cancer patients

*Find out how to implement a financial navigation program in your institution

*Learn how to make the business case to hire and/or train a financial navigator

More webinars to come……