Monthly updates from The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Partenariat Canadien Contre Le Cancer
AUGUST 2018

TRANSITIONS IN CARE

Many cancer sub-systems in Canada place high priority on cancer treatment, making cancer survivorship relatively neglected and poorly understood. With survival rates increasing, health systems must adapt to better support survivors and families moving on from treatment. McMaster Health Forum has gathered the best-available evidence to inform policy action in this area.

MARGINALIZED GROUPS IN HEALTH 

Engaging marginalized groups in health care discussions is critical to bridge the gap, says the Partnership's Public and Patient Engagement Program Manager Anila Sunnak. She recently shared insights on how the health system can bring underserved groups to the table, laying the groundwork for shared problem-solving and decision-making for those facing barriers to care. 
Sexual health and cancer
Cancer Chat Canada at de Souza Institute has launched new online support groups for women with body image and sexual health concerns following breast or gynecological cancer. Virtual care interventions like this one open up support for those who may otherwise not have access to psychosocial care because of geographic isolation or because they have a less common cancer.
Population health research  
Earlier this year, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) teamed up with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana Public School of Health to continue growing Canada's largest population health research platform. CPTP is featured on page 26 of their 2017-18 Annual Report: Join Us on the Forefront of Change in Health. Read it here.
Indigenous health
Alberta Health Services has developed resources to support Indigenous Peoples in accessing and navigating the cancer system. Resources like this can help cancer agencies and health care providers better meet the complex and context-specific needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples.
 
WEBINARS 

Thursday | October 18th, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET 
LEADING PRACTICES IN SMOKING CESSATION FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

In Canada, about twenty per cent of patients continue to smoke following a cancer diagnosis. Learn about current approaches to smoking cessation for cancer patients with examples in practice from Canadian and international experts.  

Wednesday | September 26, 2018 |11:30 AM ET
SUSTAINED EMPLOYABILITY OF CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS: ARE WE GETTING ANY CLOSER? 

The Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute (WWDPI) and CancerAndWork.ca will co-host a webinar to explore current research and practical tips on creating a safe and inclusive workplace for cancer patients and survivors. The webinar is the first in a three-part series around the theme of cancer and work.