Fighting Cancer in Wisconsin's American Indian Communities

Project Overview

7th Funding Cycle Development Award
     Project Start Date: 1/1/2012
     Project End Date: 12/31/2013 - No Cost Extension Through: 6/30/2014

Project Goal Statement: To build the public health capacity of Wisconsin’s rural and urban American Indian communities and clinics to accurately target and culturally tailor specific cancer programs and services.

Award Amount: $200,000

Community Partner(s):
Primary Community Partner: Kristin Hill, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
Additional community partner organization name(s):

  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
  • Red Cliff Community Health Center
  • Spirit of EAGLES, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
  • Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, Division of Public Health, Department of Health Services
  • Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Wisconsin Cancer Council

Academic Partner(s):
Primary Academic Partner: J. Frank Wilson, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology
Additional Academic Partners: Elaine Drew, PhD, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012
     Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013
 

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center
     Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
     Red Cliff Community Health Center
     Spirit of EAGLES, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
     Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Wisconsin Cancer Council

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)

  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Hosted community event featuring Dr. Lance Whitehair, MD from the Center for American Indian Minority Health, University of Minnesota-Duluth on cancer basics, cancer and the Native American population and cancer prevention (September 25, 2012)
    • Hosted a Women's Health Fair and Men's Health Fair at the Red Cliff Community Health Center to share information about cancer prevention and screening and education by tribal elders about cancer survivorship
       

Project partners involved in fighting cancer in Wisconsin's Native American population

Project Partners include, left to right (RCCCHC denotes Red Cliff Community Health Center): Laura Stephenson (Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System); Erin Tenney, CNM, WHNP (RCCHC); *Patty Jo Wygonik (RCCHC); *Carolyn Maunu, CHR (RCCHC); *Lawrence Deragon Sr. (RCCHC); Jenelle Elza, RN (RCCHC); *Patricia Deragon-Navarro (RCCHC); *Carolyn Gouge (RCCHC); Lance Whitehair, MD (Center for American Indian Minority Health, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Navajo Nation); Jennifer Boulley (RCCHC; Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa); *Inez (Midge) Montano; Rick Wygonik (Red Cliff Community Member); Samantha Lucas (Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center); Elaine Drew, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Family and Community Medicine); Nancy Freeman (Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and Wisconsin Cancer Council); and *Frank Montano. *Indicates member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Contact Us

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program (REP)
P: 414.955.8075 | E: ahw@mcw.edu

Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program (HWPP)
P: 414.955.4350 | E: healthierwisconsin@mcw.edu

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