Cancer prevention funds awarded
The New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration has awarded funds to three organizations to support their anti-cancer initiatives.
The collaboration – a statewide partnership of individuals and organizations committed to eliminating cancer – coordinates efforts to improve prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship services and quality of life for those diagnosed with cancer.
The funds were awarded to:
• American Lung Association of the Northeast, which is convening a summit of key stakeholders to define lung cancer screening in the state and take practical steps toward implementing a comprehensive screening system for New Hampshire that follows current evidence-based guidelines.
• New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, which is seeking to improve health care systems by targeting educational opportunities and other resources to providers who diagnose and treat people with cancer in New Hampshire.
• Dartmouth College, whose initiative is aimed at educating high school students about the harmful effects of tobacco use and exposure, promote healthy choices among the students, and provide them with research, and advocacy and public policy skills to use as they develop into engaged community members.
“We are pleased to support three innovative projects that will make a difference by promoting the latest scientific screening practices to reduce lung cancer deaths, improving the utilization of palliative care and mobilizing high school youth toward healthier communities,” said the collaboration’s board chair, Barbara Kimball.