SAVE THE DATE for the CHIC Annual Meeting
American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation; Healthy Living Grant Report-PROTECT Against HPV Project
Monday, December 5, 2016 RSVP information to follow $10.00 payable at door
9:00 am-2:00 pm
11277 Vernon Place
Meadville, PA 16335
Agenda for the day:
9:00 am:Registration & Complimentary Breakfast
9:30 am: CHIC-Business Meeting
10:00—11:00 am:Community Health Needs Assessment Reports
-Meadville Medical Center
-Titusville Area Hospital
11:00 am:HPV Grant Report
12:00 pm: Complimentary Lunch & Video Program
1:00 pm:HPV Grant Next Steps & Round-Table Discussion
RSVP Details to follow—$10.00 Registration Fee to CHIC Will be Taken at the Door
What is Erie Gives?
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, all charitable donations made to the Crawford health Improvement Coalition through www.ErieGives.org will receive a portion of The Erie Community Foundation’s $220,000 matching pool. Give during the hours of 8 am to 8 pm and your gift will make an even greater impact in our community.
The Crawford Health Improvement Coalition is a prevention-focused partnership between community members and organizations dedicated to work together toward improving the health of every Crawford County citizen and, and through our partners, citizens throughout the NWPA region. CHIC was designed to increase the quality and the number the years of healthy life an individual can expect to live by trying to eliminate health gaps among our county’s diverse population.
Please donate to Crawford Health Improvement Coalition TODAY through Erie Gives!
YOU ARE INVITED !! Thursday August 11, 2016
This award-winning documentary takes a look into the lives of five brave women affected by Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Their stories portray the misconceptions, stigma, shame, heartbreak, pain, and triumph that they experience while battling cervical cancer.
Question and answer period at 8:30pm.
The film is not rated but recommended for older teens and adults. Local experts will be available for questions and answers.
Coming August 11, 2016! The Meadville showing of Someone You Love 7-9 pm at the Movies at Meadville 11155 Highline Drive Meadville Right on route 19 about one block south of Route 322.
Admission is free. Popcorn is free! Come learn how important this HPV vaccination can be!
The film is sponsored by the Crawford Health Improvement Coalition with funding from the American Medical Association Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Colestock Auditorium, 302 E. Walnut St. Titusville, PA
Showtime: 6:00 PM
Question & Answer Program: 7:30 PM
The film is sponsored by the Crawford Health Improvement Coalition with funding from the American Medical Association Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Cancer Preven-tion and Control
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The project aims to raise community awareness and provide education about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, as well as, anal, throat, penile, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. The project was made possible by an AMA Healthy Living Grant from the AMA Foundation. See more about the grant goals and initiatives here.
Launch of #UDontGetIt Campaign
- April 20, 2016 -Titusville Area School District Middle and High School
Free showing of “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” – View Movie Trailer
- April 27, 2016 – Colestock Auditorium, 302 E. Walnut St., Titusville, PA 16354 Showing 6:00 PM / Q&A 7:30 PM
August 11 at 7pm Movies at Meadville– Free Showing of Someone You Love Video. YOU are INVITED!!
Immunization Clinic (HPV, TDAP, Meningococcal)
- May 12, 2016 – Begins at Titusville Middle School for TASD Students
- September 8, 2016 – Second Dose at TASD
- January 12, 2017 – Final Dose at TASD
2015-16 Health Fairs/Community Events
TMS Health Fair every 3 years last was in 2014 Contact Marcie Kelly, school nurse 827-9687
National Drug Fact Week last week in January
Mercy House Health & Wellness Fair Cindy Kightlinger 337-6180 firstname.lastname@example.org
Penncrest Wellness Fair Cambridge Springs High School this year Laura Bullock email@example.com
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
Ag Dairy Day at Allegheny College Penn State Extension office 337-7460 Joel Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org
Crawford Central School District Transition Fair (for students aging out of school needing help with housing, employment, etc) Tina Craft 336-1121 xt. 109
Crawford County Community Council held March 13 Noon at The Arc 222 Chestnut St. Meadville Speaker: Paula DiGregory Tobacco Coalition – Prevention News For reservations email rose Hilliard email@example.com
National Alcohol Awareness Month
Crawford County Young Driver’s Competition Sheriff Nick Hoke 333-7411 firstname.lastname@example.org
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
National Alcohol Screening Day
THS Career Day/Decisions Day 4/28 all day at the high school Tammy McHenry email@example.com 827-9687
Crawford County Community Council held April 8 Noon at The Arc 222 Chestnut St. Meadville Meeting is: Elmer Nelson Awards presentation to volunteer and professional For reservations email rose Hilliard firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health/Wellness Fair in Downtown Mall in Meadville 5/5 11-3 CHAPS Sally Burns email@example.com 333-2924
World NO Tobacco Day
MHS Freshmen Retreat Lori Nageotte firstname.lastname@example.org 789-3666
Celebration of the Healthy Kids at Diamond Park 5/13 9-1 Erica Nesbitt email@example.com
National Prevention Week
Crawford County Community Council held May 13 Noon at The Arc 222 Chestnut St. Meadville Speaker: Gail Kelly Crawford Human Services The State of the County For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Saturday Kids Day Coordinator email@example.com fb.com/MeadvilleSSCM
Meadville Airport Annual Fly-In/Drive-In Tom Youngblood 333-9422 or see airport website Father’s Day weekend
August 11 7pm Free showing Movies at Meadville. Someone you Love video
There is a webinar at noon January 21 at noon. the information is below.
The CHIC Annual Meeting information:
Location, Date & Time:
Yolanda J. Barco Oncology Institute Library
16792 Conneaut Lake Rd, Meadville, PA 16335
Monday, December 21st from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Members of CHIC at the Annual MeetingTopics to include:
HPV Vaccine Grant Objectives & Launch
Crawford Health Needs Assessment Report
Tobacco Needs Assessment Report (TBD)
CHIC will hold our regular meeting at 11:30am with programming to start at noon.
Details On HPV grant was covered
Appalachia Community Cancer Network Newsletter attached- Several articles are things done collaboratively with CHIC ACCNFall2015Newsletter
In the news December 2015 – PROTECT Against HPV Project 2016
The Crawford Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC) announced today it was awarded an American Medical Association’s Healthy Living Grant. CHIC will use the grant to fund PROTECT Against HPV Project 2016. The project aims to raise community awareness and provide education about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and a vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, as well as, anal, throat, penile, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.
The Center for Disease Control reports HPV causes about 27,000 cancers per year, or, a new case every 20 minutes. Data, from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Program of Cancer Registries between 2008 and 2012, shows Crawford County as having significantly higher rates of cervical cancer cases (11.7/100,000) compared to the rest of the state and the U.S. (7.7/100,000.) Crawford County is the second highest in the state after Philadelphia County. Not surprisingly, Crawford County also has very low HPV vaccination rates.
“Our kids are at a higher risk of getting cervical and other cancers from HPV viruses,” says Dr. Kelly Ferguson, DO OB/GYN of Meadville OB/GYN Associates. “and a simple round of three vaccines could prevent that. I am in full support of CHIC’s efforts and getting the word out there.”
The HPV vaccine is given in three doses and can prevent HPV-related cancers. The vaccine can be given between the ages 9-26 for females and ages 9-21 for males but the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends that boys and girls get the HPV at ages 11-12 because the HPV vaccine produces the most infection-fighting cells when given at that age. The risk of exposure to HPV increases as teens get older.
CHIC plans to work with area healthcare providers and educators in promoting HPV vaccinations as well as schedule a series of outreach events designed to educate teens, and parents of teens and preteens about the importance of getting the vaccine. The grant funded PROTECT Against HPV activities will include a school based #UDontGetIt campaign, healthcare provider resources to help engage parents to complete the HPV vaccine series, and free community showings of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic documentary.
PROTECT Against HPV Project 2016 programs are set to launch at the CHIC annual meeting on Monday, December 21st. Program events and screening dates will be released after the first of the year.
Crawford Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC) has been working in the county for the past ten years directly impacting the health and well being of the community. A few past prevention activities include flu vaccine awareness and distribution, colon cancer screening awareness, tobacco prevention outreach, and Train the Trainer Program, Understanding Cancer.
“CHIC successes are a direct result of collaborations with other community agencies and educational institutions who share common, health-minded goals.” Says Dawn Mosbacher, RN and Co-Chair of CHIC.” And I’m happy to say the PROTECT Against HPV Project is no different.”
PROTECT Against HPV is in partnership with Meadville Medical Center, Titusville Area Hospital, Crawford State Health Center, Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition, Community Clinical Linkages Workgroup of Pennsylvania Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, Gateway HealthSM, the American Cancer Society East Central Division, The Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program Crawford County Division, and the Northern Appalachia Cancer Network based at Penn State College of Medicine.
The AMA Healthy Living Grant Program seeks to promote and establish health behaviors in youth. Over $1.2 Million in grants have been awarded to nonprofit health education programs like PROTECT Against HPV Project since 2002.
For more information on the PROTECT Against HPV Project 2016 call 814.758.1919.
Paula Di Gregory
Tobacco Programs Coordinator
NWPA Tobacco Control Program
Local Health Coalition Awarded Cancer Prevention Grant by AMA – Titusville/Meadville, PA