Plan ahead to attend courses Fall 2013.
The Wellness Course: Promoting Health and Preventing Chronic Disease September 23-27, 2013 in Anchorage
This 5-day interactive, hands–on course provides Community Health Workers (CHA/Ps, CHRs, BHAs, CWAs, and village-based health educators) with the skills, support, and confidence to share wellness presentations in their community. The nine wellness topics are: self-care, physical activity, fat and cholesterol, healthy weight, salt and blood pressure, tobacco cessation, breast health, cervical health, and colorectal health. Course content also includes men’s health and basic information about diabetes, cancer, and nutrition. Additional course topics to support community wellness include: engaging community participants, finding help and support, presentation skills, storytelling as health education, group facilitation, and evaluation. Behavior change topics, such as motivational interviewing, active listening, goal setting, and the ‘stages of change’ are discussed.
Applications due by: August 20, 2013
Cancer Education and Digital Storytelling October 14-18, 2013 in Anchorage
This 5-day course focuses on providing basic cancer information and answering participants’ questions and concerns related to cancer prevention and risk reduction. Cancer basics include information about what is cancer, what causes cancer, cancer among Alaska Native people, cancer risk factors, healthy lifestyle choices and the importance of having recommended screening exams. Information about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and support and comfort measures are presented. Guest speakers and tours of cancer-related areas are included.
Cancer Education and Digital Storytelling Application. Mail applications to Melany Cueva
Applications due by: September 17, 2013
New Online Cancer CE!
Check out the new distance learning activity, "Staying Strong, Staying Healthy: Alaska Native Men Speak Out About Cancer" and earn 2 hours of CHAP continuing education. Have fun learning ways to prevent cancer.
Check out the newsletter for an updated list of available interactive CDs and movies, plus helpful tips to start the conversation about cancer.
This 45‐minute theatre script explores many challenging and sensitive themes including emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, pain, end‐of‐life, and loss and grief. Healthy lifestyle choices and recommended cancer screening exams are voiced. Alaska Native people’s stories of hope, resilience and ways to keep our communities strong and healthy are shared.
This 25-minute theatre script continues the conversation of the characters from the What’s the Big Deal? theatre script. Common questions, concerns, and supportive care related to receiving a colorectal cancer diagnosis are presented.
The following activities are designed to compliment the Understanding Cancer Manual. Have fun learning about cancer by sharing each activity with your community.
For more information contact:
4000 Ambassador Dr Anchorage, AK 99508
Thank you for supporting wellness ways.