Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region. Some programs can be offered in Spanish. Through a site visit and assessment, the MCA staff will work with members to determine the most appropriate outreach programs to best serve the members' needs and address the cancer burden in that area. Programs include:
FREE CANCER SCREENINGS
The Kansas Masonic Foundation and local Lodges will host screenings across Kansas in 2016. Screening dates will be posted when available.
Fri., Sept 16, 5:30pm-8pm / Parker Elementary, 421 N. Center Ave, Parker, KS - Call 913-285-0422 for details
Sat., Sept 17 / Masonic Lodge, 112 W. Ross Ave., Clearwater, KS - Call 316-617-7575 for details
Sat., Sept 24, 9am-12pm / Masonic Lodge, 205 N. Main St., Medicine Lodge, KS - Call 620-886-2378 for details
Sat., Oct 1, 9am-12pm / Masonic Lodge, 2000 W. Laurel, Independence, KS - Call 620-331-1063 for details
Sat., Oct 8, 9am-12pm / Public Health Dept., 600 Broadway, Marysville, KS - Call 785-713-1512 for details
Sat., Oct 15, 10am-1pm / 1st United Methodist Church, 740 W 11th St, Concordia, KS - Call 785-243-0876 for details
Sat., Oct 22 / Eureka, KS
Sat., Oct 29 / Iola, KS
Sat., Nov 5 / Topeka, KS
Sat., Dec 3 / Lawrence, KS
POOL COOL SUN SAFETY PROGRAM
In 2015-16, MCA nnd Kansas Cancer Partnership provided the Pool Cool sun safety training to pool staff in more than 25 communities across Kansas.
It is an NCI Research-Tested Intervention Program
Contact us to find out more about Pool Cool
FREE HPV DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
MCA is teaming up with some of our members to show a moving film on the devastating effects of HPV and the importance of getting the vaccine. We will provided updated information on times and locations as new screenings are scheduled.
A resource for those seeking guidance on incorporating HPV vaccine cancer prevention.
A resource for communities seeking guidance on incorporating e-cigarettes in smoking/tobacco policies
For those who are thinking about kicking the smoking habit:
FREE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM
Cooking Up Comfort
If you or someone you care for is dealing with a chronic disease like cancer, diabetes or hypertension you are invited to join us for free cooking demonstrations & tips on ways to make food appealing and enhance appetites.
At 12 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January-October, KU Integrative Medicine dietitians will prepare recipes, share nutrition advice and answer questions to help patients cook-up comfort in the kitchen. The program takes place in the KU Clinical Research Center Test Kitchen at 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway and is currently available via I-TV at Stormont-Vail Cancer Center in Topeka and Heartland Cancer Center in Great Bend, KS.
Attendance is free but space is limited. To register call 913-588-4719.
2016 Kitchen Therapy sessions:
Thursday, Jan 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Feb 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Mar 17 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Apr 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, May 19 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, June 16 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, July 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Aug 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Sept 15 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Oct 20 - 12pm (CT)
March 2016 Recipes:
St Patrick's Day Recipes
October 2013 Recipes:
Swiss Chard with Cranberry Vinaigrette
For more great recipes, take a look at the Cut Fat, Cut Cancer cookbook from MCA-member, Stormont-Vail