West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring

West Virginia Caring will be hosting its 23rd annual bereavement camp for kids, Camp Caring, on August 3rd, 2019 at Camp Mountaineer in Monongalia County, WV.

 

Camp Caring is held to support adolescents, ages 6-14, in WV that have experienced the death of a love one.  Focusing on large and small group activities, the Camp empowers each adolescent with the ability to express their grief and successfully cope with their feeling of loss and trauma. Camp Caring runs optional  concurrent sessions for the adults(s) in the child’s life. The purpose is that each family member is individual strengthened and supported so that the entire family can move forward together to a place of a new normal. 

 

Camp Caring is a free all day event!

 

Please help us in spreading the word on camp and extending the information out to those who may benefit. 

 

Link to website and applications:  https://wvcaring.org/services/grief-and-loss/camp-caring/

 

National LGBT Cancer Network

This webinar will highlight ways to engage LGBTQ individuals in your work during the upcoming Pride season.

 

Webinar Presenters include:

  • Dr Scout, Deputy Director National LGBT Cancer Network will talk about how different tobacco and cancer programs have engaged in Prides.
  • Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Pennsylvania will discuss policy change and promoting cancer awareness at Pride events.
  • Alanna Biblow, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health will talk about their experience using a snapchat frame to promote tobacco control at Pride.
  • Joyce Swetlick, Director of Tobacco Cessation, North Carolina Department of Health, will discuss their organization’s long-term engagement with North Carolina Pride.
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    Members receive:

    ·     Early access to customizable images to use in print and on social media.

    ·     Access to technical assistance from the National LGBT Cancer Network.

New Cancer Therapy at WVU: CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia and lymphoma

New Cancer Therapy at WVU:
CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia and lymphoma

 

 

 

The WVU Cancer Institute offers this cutting-edge immunotherapy approach that some experts predict will change the landscape of care for advanced leukemia and lymphoma.

 

Make a referral
855-988-2273

 

Referral Forms
WVUChart

 

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Screening event set for March 15

 

 

 

Women caring for women

 

Valerie Galvan Turner, MD, part of the largest gynecologic oncology team in the state, is helping to lead an ovarian cancer clinical trial. She recently gave a cervical cancer patient more time with her grandchildren.

Meet Dr. Galvan Turner

 

Clinical Advances

Visit our physician hub for more videos, news, and updates.
You can also view a list of new providers.

National Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs!

Living Beyond Breast Cancer has two programs for young women diagnosed with breast cancer coming up in the next few weeks. Please help us promote these programs by sharing with your partners and constituents. Thanks!

 

Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer Twitter Chat, Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 pm ET

Do you have questions about datingand breast cancer? Join @LivingBeyondBreastCancer on June 20 at 8:00pm (ET) for Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer, a Twitter Chat focusing on the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as how you relate to yourself and to others, changes in body image, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new. Learn more at http://lbbc.org/datingchat

Running on Empty: Fed up with Fatigue Breast Cancer 360 Panel Discussion, Thursday, July 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm

In person at the BWI Airport Marriott or online via web stream 

On July 26, join Living Beyond Breast Cancer for Running on Empty: Fed Up With Fatigue a Breast Cancer 360 discussing practical and medical methods to ease cancer-related fatigue.  During this program, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, will offer tools to cope with the social and emotional impacts of living with less energy than before. This program is presented in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can attend the free event live or participate through livestream. Register here: www.lbbc.org/fatigue360

 

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities in West Virginia. Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state. Your participation is vital to the success of this worthwhile project!

For Social Workers in the Clinical Setting- https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6yPB7X8Thf7lTlb

For Social Workers in the Community Setting- https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yf7kS957M7LA3z

For Social Workers in the School Setting- https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_abkkKhWvbwwzPnv

Background: The West Virginia Children’s Health Collaborative Project, a program of West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, is an innovative partnership between children’s health policy experts, health providers, educators, parents, and community leaders who share the common goal to see every West Virginia child insured, linked to a doctor’s office or primary care provider, and receiving coordinated and continuous needed health and social services. We will build on successful models across our state, support the good work that has already been done, and work to make even more progress.

 

Even though West Virginia is a national leader in reducing the rate of uninsured children and has more school-based health centers per person than any other state, we still see children’s overall health and well-being ranked close to the bottom in national surveys. Today a growing number of West Virginia’s children are in disrupted families and in transition, which creates new barriers to enrollment. And even with an insurance card in-hand, it is difficult to link these children to a medical home and coordinated, continuous care.

 

The Children’s Health Collaborative Project’s first challenge is to develop a comprehensive statewide picture of what is already happening in schools and communities so we can then:

 

1) Assist families of children who do not have private health insurance enroll into West Virginia Medicaid and our Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

 

2) Connect children and families to a medical home that can coordinate health and social services; and

 

3) Plan for continuity of services when school is out of session.

 

Through surveys of diverse school, health care, and community stakeholders, followed by phone interviews, focus groups, and site visits, we will create a list of programs, key players, community leaders, and successful models to share across the state.

 

Following the statewide assessment, in August we will share what we learned from our surveys and plan how to both replicate great programs and advance policy changes that can help strengthen the children’s wheel of services – both hub and spokes. We will also have the foundation to create a network of local children’s health experts and community champions who are dedicated to informing policymakers and taking action to improve children’s health and wellbeing at the community, state, and federal levels.

 

Until now, there’s been no uniform effort to compile a comprehensive, statewide picture of how we’re addressing health care in our schools. But The Children’s Health Collaborative Project is not just another research project. It is an initiative to catalyze new voices to speak out and bring positive change supported by a foundation of knowledge and an understanding of what really works to get our children the health care and social service supports that empowers them to succeed.

 

How to Help?

 

We are looking for anyone who has a stake in our children’s lives. If you would like to help – in a large or small role – or learn more – please contact West Virginians for Affordable Health Care at info@wvahc.org or call 304.444.5917.

 

Children’s Health Collaborative Project Presentation

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2018 Lung Cancer Conference: Catalyzing Change to Address Lung Cancer

Please see the attached Save the Date for the 2018 Lung Cancer Conference: Catalyzing Change to Address Lung Cancer. In addition to putting the information on your calendar, we would like for you to take a few minutes to fill out the survey using the link below. Information from the survey will help the committee to tailor some content based on interest or issues most important to serving the people of West Virginia. If you have any questions, please call Abby Starkey or Jenny Ostien at 304-293-2370. Thank you!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/110118-110218

 

Please forward this information to other appropriate organizations, groups, or listservs. Thank you.