Coalitions are essential for creating far-reaching and lasting impact in the field of cancer control. Learn from the Branch Chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Centers for Disease Control, Nikki Hayes, MPH, and from Tom Kean, MPH, former Executive Director for C-Change as they discuss best practices in effective coalition management and outline the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
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- List goals of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
- Describe the role of cancer coalitions in cancer control
- Discuss best practices in effective coalition management
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Nikki Hayes, MPH, Centers for Disease Control
Nikki Hayes is the Branch Chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control.
She joined the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) in 2002. Before joining the CDC, she was a Biologist in the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she managed the Institute’s DNA Sequencing Core Facility for more than 10 years.
Since joining CDC, Nikki has served as a Public Health Advisor/Program Consultant to CDC-funded grantees in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), and a number of other programs funded through smaller cooperative agreements. She has served as a technical monitor on several DCPC contracts, led various workgroups, facilitated a number of grantee trainings, and authored or co-authored several public health-focused manuscripts. Before assuming her current role as the Branch Chief in the Division’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, Nikki also served as a Team Leader and an Assistant Branch Chief.
Nikki currently provides senior level management oversight for program development, implementation, evaluation, and consultation for the NCCCP, the National Organization Strategies for Prevention, Early Detection or Survivorship of Cancer in Underserved Populations Program, the program to Develop Support and Educational Awareness for Young (<45) Breast Cancer Survivors in the United States, the program to support a Consortium of National Networks to Impact Populations Experiencing Tobacco and Cancer-related Health
Tom Kean, MPH, Retired from C-Change
Tom Kean, MPH, served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of C-Change, a coalition of leaders from organizations representing the public, private and voluntary sectors devoted to eliminating the burden of cancer on the US population. Mr. Kean has 35 years of experience working to prevent and control chronic disease, serving across multiple sectors, including government, not-for-profit and for profit institutions. Mr. Kean received a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas, where he also received his MPH in Urban Health.