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Task Forces

Nevada Cancer Coalition Virtual Task Forces

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Early Detection

Task Force Vision:

Promote, increase, and optimize high-quality cancer screening and early detection for all Nevadans

The Early Detection Task Force (EDTF) is a partnership of individuals from primary care, diagnostics, insurers, and community organizations working together on activities related to breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancer screening. Meetings are every other month (excluding July) with partner updates, development of programs and tools for partner use, discussion of new opportunities, and networking.

Current Task Force Objectives:

Task force objectives align with priorities set forth in the 2016-2020 Nevada Cancer Control Plan and those identified by partners within the state.

  • Increase the percentage of Nevadans up-to-date with breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening, and increase screening rates for lung cancer.

Contacts:

  • Staff Contact: Barbie Csore
  • Chairperson: Lisa Dettling, Nevada Health Centers
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Cancer Prevention

Task Force Vision:

Decrease the number of preventable cancers in Nevada through policy and environmental changes that serve to protect people in workplaces, homes and schools, and increase educational awareness about lifestyles choices that can help prevent cancer.

The Cancer Prevention Task Force is a partnership of state and local organizations and individuals working together to implement policy and environmental changes and increase educational awareness about cancer prevention strategies and practices. 

Task Force Objectives:

Align with Prevention Objectives and Strategies as detailed in Nevada’s Cancer Control Plan. Broadly, cancer prevention objectives include addressing the following: 

  • Increasing completion of the HPV vaccination series among Nevada youth. 

  • Decreasing adult and youth smoking/vaping; decreasing youth initiation of smoking/vaping; decreasing exposure to secondhand smoke. Details are outlined in the 2019 - 2023 Nevada Tobacco Control Plan

  • Reducing the percentage of youth and adults who are obese.

  • Decreasing the average radon concentration in homes through testing and mitigation.  

  • Increasing UV safety policies in schools and educate about skin cancer prevention.

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Survivorship 

Task Force Vision:

Improve Nevada cancer survivors’ quality of life through increased awareness, education, and access to survivorship resources and services, as well as palliative care, while also increasing knowledge of both survivorship and palliative care among health care professionals.

This task force meets every other month and brings together nurse navigators, survivorship program coordinators, palliative care physicians and practitioners, survivors, and advocates.

Current Task Force Objectives:

Task force objectives align with priorities set forth in the 2016-2020 Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Plan and those identified by partners within the state.

  • Increase the number of educational opportunities on survivorship and palliative care for adults at nursing and medical schools within the state and for primary care providers, oncologists, and nurses.
  • Increase the number of survivorship care programs for adults in Nevada.
  • Identify opportunities to expand survivorship and palliative care to cancer patients and survivors in Nevada.
Contacts:
  • Staff Contacts: Amy Thompson
  • Chairperson: Tom McCoy, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
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