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The Texas HPV Coalition is hosting a four-day HPV Vaccination Summit that will take place virtually for 1.5 hours each morning [10:00-11:30 AM CST]. Each session will be led by our four workgroups with different expert speakers/panels. Sessions are open to the public. Texas HPV Coalition membership is not required. Feel free to forward to colleagues. Learn more and register...
Updated October 2021
The Office of Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has compiled two slide decks that provide data on initiation and up-to-date HPV vaccination coverage by gender and poverty level among adolescents 13-17 years in Texas and the U.S. Learn more....
Updated November 2021
Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients at https://www.texascancer.info/access/ helps low-income or uninsured Texans seeking free or low-cost cancer screening or treatment. Texas Cancer Information staff investigated procedures, contacts and clinic locations for screening and treatment for every Texas county. Information on how to obtain cancer care services in each of these counties is available in English and in Spanish and can be printed or downloaded in PDF format.
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Visit Where can I get screened for colon cancer? to find clinics in over 40 Texas counties that are offering free colorectal cancer screenings through MD Anderson's FIT-Flu and ACT programs and to find screening programs serving other counties provided by other Texas organizations. Learn more...
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of 25 sites accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) to provide a five-day class for individuals interested in seeking Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) Training. The program offers the highest quality of tobacco treatment training based on the most up-to-date evidence-based tobacco cessation research and treatment strategies.
We welcome participants from all health care disciplines and cultures. Our goal is to train interdisciplinary health care providers and public health professionals to become tobacco cessation champions for their organizations and communities.
The Office of Health Policy at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has compiled a slide deck of the 2018 BRFSS survey results associated with Cancer-Related Health Behaviors by gender, race/ethnicity, and education for the state of Texas.
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This University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Professional Oncology Education Program online course will be of value to Primary care health professionals: physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors and community health workers. Learn more...
The Texas Cancer Plan (the Plan) aims to reduce the cancer burden across the state and improve the lives of Texans. As the statewide call to action for cancer research, prevention, and control, the Plan identifies the challenges and issues that affect our state and presents a set of goals, objectives, and strategies to help inform and guide communities in the fight against cancer. The intent of the Plan is to provide a coordinated, prioritized, and actionable framework that will help guide efforts to mitigate the cancer burden.
The 2018 Texas Cancer Plan is published by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). To learn more about The Plan, click on the following link: https://www.cprit.state.tx.us/about-us/texas-cancer-plan
On behalf of the City of Houston/Harris County Community Transformation Initiative, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Tobacco Work Group at MD Anderson Cancer Center created a Houston/Harris County Tobacco Task Force (Task Force) to serve as a place for collaboration, resource development, and technical assistance to address tobacco use among college campus populations. The Houston Department of Health & Human Services received a planning award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to build capacity to support healthy lifestyles in Harris County. The award targets tobacco-free living, active living and healthy eating, quality clinical and other preventive services, and social and emotional wellness.
The work group was charged with lending their expertise to the development of a Tobacco Task Force Toolkit. The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a coordinated strategic framework for institutions of higher education in Houston/Harris County to develop and or strengthen their current campus tobacco policy.