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Presented by: Kadi Row, Mary Ann Schilling, Cody Fredrick, and Kathy Staats (University of Wisconsin)

Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Together is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. The dual purposes of this project are to increase understanding and skills of rural residents to make informed health decisions related to cancer prevention while building capacity in health-focused coalitions to address rural health needs.

Key to this effort is disseminating a rural cancer education program, Cancer Clear & Simple, in a statewide expansion by targeting 33 rural counties with higher cancer incidence and/or mortality. The original curriculum has been enhanced through the addition of new training materials and videos, a facilitator website, and evaluation tools. In addition, four health-focused community coalitions are receiving technical assistance on how to conduct policy, systems and environmental interventions that complement direct education efforts.

During this webinar, the project team will share details of the project and lessons learned, and offer opportunities for adoption in other states/regions.

Funding for Reducing Rural Cancer Disparities Together is provided by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program.

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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