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
Check back for updates on 2018 cancer screening events
TURNING POINT HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Free monthly health programs available at the following MCA member locations: Tammy Walker Cancer Center, Salina, KS; Goodland Regional Medical Center, Goodland, KS; Via Christi Cancer Center - Pittsburg, KS; Decatur Health Systems, Oberlin, KS
POOL COOL SUN SAFETY PROGRAM
Since 2014, MCA, Kansas Cancer Partnership and Outpacing Melanoma have been providing the Pool Cool sun safety training to pool staff in more than 50 communities across the Midwest, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and a Prevention and Preventive Health & Health Services grant.
It is an NCI Research-Tested Intervention Program. To find out more, contact MCA.
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.
Resources 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-November, 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 also available, via Zoom technology, at Heartland Cancer Center in Garden City.
Attendance is free but space is limited. To register in the KC area call 913-945-7624. In Garden City.call St Catherine Hospital's Heartland Cancer Center 620-765-1443.
2018 Kitchen Therapy sessions:
Thursday, Jan 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Feb 15 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Mar 15 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Apr 19 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, May 17 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, June 21 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, July 19 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Aug 16 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Sep 20 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Oct 18 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Nov 15 - 12pm (CT)