NORTHWEST TRIBAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER PROJECT
The mission of the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program is to envision and work toward cancer-free tribal communities by taking an integrated and coordinated approach to cancer control. In collaboration with 43 Northwest tribes, the Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Project is implementing strategies that will reduce the cancer burden for American Indians and Alaskan Natives in the Northwest.
The Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
- Facilitate a process for Northwest tribes to promote cancer risk reduction strategies.
- Provide information on the most current early detection, screening and treatment practices through education and resource materials.
- Provide education regarding quality of life for cancer patients, their families and caretakers.
- Coordinate and collaborate with local and national cancer organizations and individuals.
- Improve Indian-specific cancer control data.
Check out our new Breast Cancer materials by clicking on our “Resources” tab below!
Check out our new Sun Safety Policy Guide for Tribal Schools and Communities by clicking on our “Sun Safety” tab below!
Learn how to implement sun safety policies with editable templates from the Resource Guide, a companion to the Sun Safety Policy Guide!
New Lung Cancer Awareness Month Social media graphics!
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NEW Colorectal Cancer Video from the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program
If you are a Tribal healthcare provider or a cancer prevention advocate serving our Tribal communities in the Northwest we want your help!
The Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program has developed a brief, 10-minute survey focused on cancer survivorship issues.
Your feedback will help our program implement targeted cancer survivorship interventions that better support your communities!
This survey is anonymous and, of course, voluntary.
Cancer Survivorship Survey for Northwest Tribal Healthcare Providers and Cancer Prevention Advocates: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NM5CFFV
If you have any questions you may email Project Director Kerri Lopez at email@example.com
In 1999, the NPAIHB was the first Tribal organization to receive a CDC Comprehensive Cancer Grant. The Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Project (NTCCP) was the first program to form a tribal cancer coalition covering multiple states, develop a tribal comprehensive cancer plan, design a tribal behavioral risk factor survey, and collaborate with a wide network of partners including federal, state, academic, non profit, and private industry partners.
The NTCCP provides technical assistance to tribes on tribal action plans for local cancer activities, resource information, cancer data and cancer education training through a variety of venues including the Clinical Director’s Update, Cancer 101, and Risky Business. NTCCP also participates in tribal health fairs, events, conferences, and trainings.
Since 1998, the Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program (NTCCP) has worked to reduce the burden of cancer affecting Northwest tribal communities. This daunting task was tackled using an integrated and coordinated approach to cancer control, bridging prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end of life care.
The Northwest Tribal Cancer Control Twenty Year Plan – Working Toward Cancer-free Tribal Communities
The Northwest Tribal Cancer Coalition meets regularly with tribal and other comprehensive cancer control partners to address:
- Cancer prevention and control by building partnerships.
- Provide a forum for networking and sharing new information on resources, screening, educational, clinical, and policy updates.
- Empower Tribal communities that have the ability to influence public policy and effect change.
- Provide National, regional, state and local cancer data, research, and evaluation tools for making decisions about cancer prevention and control.
Provide technical assistance in tribal action plan development to help promote local activities in screening, prevention, and education activities in tribal communities.
Provide cancer education training through a variety of venues including the Clinical Director’s Update, Cancer 101, Risky Business and coalition meetings.
Provide resource information to tribal communities on cancer related issues.
Project activities are funded by Cooperative Agreement No. U58 DP003935-05 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Downloadable Social Media Graphics for Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Pregnancy and Smoking Native American Women.
Stats on AI/AN Women Smoking During Pregnancy Rates
- Child Trends Data Bank
- Endocrine Society
Tool Kit for Clinicians: Helping Pregnant Women to Quit
Pregnancy, patch, lozenges, and safety
- Oxford University
- Web MD
- Medical Daily
Pregnancy and Smoking Marijuana
AI/AN stats on Smoking
- Tobacco Free Kids
Commercial Tobacco Facts
AI/AN Tobacco Implementation Survey
Policy planning in tribal communities
Tobacco Prevention AI/AN
- University of Colorado
- Referral tactics and EHR documentation, MERCK, California Diabetics Program
- National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative
- AAFP Toolkit
Self Help Programs
Tribal Tobacco Resources
- Keep It Sacred
Children and second hand smoke AI/AN
Videos and brochures
- National HPV Roundtable
- CDC Poster boy at the lake
- CDC Immunization Schedules and Tools
- CDC HPV Provider Information and Tools
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs – 2017 HPV Vaccination Campaign
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Video | 2017 HPV Vaccination Campaign | “Culture is Prevention”
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Video | 2017 HPV Vaccination Campaign | “Family is Prevention”
- Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Video | 2017 HPV Vaccination Campaign | “Storytelling is Prevention”
- Chapter One: Introduction
- Chapter Two: Background
- Chapter Three: Risk Reduction and Prevention Information
- Chapter Four: Community Readiness Assessment
- Chapter Five: Planning for Community Programs
- Chapter Six: Implementation for Community Programs
- Chapter Seven: Collaboration Between Community and Clinical Programs
- Chapter Eight: Clinical Screening Program Preparation
Cancer 101 – 2004 Edition
- Module 1 – Cancer among American Indians and Alaska Natives
- Module 2 – What Is Cancer?
- Module 3 – Cancer Risk Factors and Risk Reduction
- Module 4 – Cancer Screening and Early Detection
- Module 5 – Cancer Diagnosis and Staging
- Module 6 – Basics of Cancer Treatment
- Module 7 – Support for Patients and Caregivers
- Hohl, S., Molina, Y., Koepl, L., Lopez, K., Vinson, E., Linden, H., & Ramsey, S. (2016). Satisfaction with cancer care among American Indian and Alaska Natives in Oregon and Washington State: a qualitative study of survivor and caregiver perspectives. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(6), 2437-2444.
- Hoopes, M. J., Petersen, P., Vinson, E., & Lopez, K. (2012). Regional differences and tribal use of American Indian/Alaska Native cancer data in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Cancer Education, 27(1), 73-79.
- Hill, T. G., Briant, K. J., Bowen, D., Boerner, V., Vu, T., Lopez, K., & Vinson, E. (2010). Evaluation of Cancer 101: an educational program for native settings. Journal of Cancer Education, 25(3), 329-336.
- Ramsey, S. D., Zeliadt, S. B., Blough, D. K., Lopez, K., & Buchwald, D. (2010). Cancer care of American Indians and Alaska Natives and other racial groups enrolled in public and private insurance plans. Poverty & Public Policy, 2(1), 17-35.
- Miller, S. E., Hager, P., Lopez, K., Salinas, J., & Shepherd, W. L. (2009). The Past, Present, and Future of Comprehensive Cancer Control From the State and Tribal Perspective. Preventing Chronic Disease, 6(4).
- Lichtenstein, E., Lopez, K., Glasgow, R. E., Gilbert-McRae, S., & Hall, R. (1996). Effectiveness of a consultation intervention to promote tobacco control policies in Northwest Indian Tribes: Integrating experimental evaluation and service delivery. American journal of community psychology,24(5), 639-655.
2015 Cancer Fact Sheets
2011 Cancer Fact Sheets
2009 Cancer Fact Sheets
- Portland Area (Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
The Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program is requesting grant applications from NPAIHB member Tribes.
This grant will fund $5,000 to support the implementation of Tribal Cancer Action Plans.
The request must align with one of our cancer plan objectives, which can be found in the “Application Instructions” document*.
*Click on the links below to open each document:
This year we have some extra funding to support cancer survivorship activities if this is something your program and/or tribe would like to focus on.
You may submit an ADDITIONAL application for up to $5000 for cancer survivorship activities. See Application for more info.
The applications may be submitted through April 29, 2022. Those applications received sooner will be considered first.
We are encouraging everyone to use the PSE (Policy, Systems and Environment) change framework within their activity implementation to best support activities within your Tribe/community.
- Here is a short webinar on PSE change from the American Cancer Society: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJZ9CewtuPA&feature=youtu.be
- Here is another video from our partner organization at NPAIHB, WEAVE-NW. This video has a short, but helpful PSE section starting at 6:03 until 11:00 time marks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PClcVa9ftms&feature=youtu.be
We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Kerri Lopez (Tolowa Tribe)
Director, NW Tribal Cancer and Western Tribal Diabetes Projects
NPAIHB “The EpiCenter”
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Thomas M. Becker, MD, PhD, Medical Epidemiologist