How You Can Stop Cancer Before It Starts
IPHA PHEd Talk: How You Can Stop Cancer Before It Starts - Illinois' Action Plan to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Cancer
Date: July 28, 2022
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Central)
Join the Illinois Public Health Association for our next Public Health Education Talk, How You Can Stop Cancer Before It Starts - Illinois' Action Plan to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Cancer.
Vaccination is a safe, effective, and inexpensive disease prevention strategy that can work to eliminate certain cancers in Illinois. Over the past two years, partners across the state came together to create a plan to make this goal a reality via the seven objectives in the Illinois Action Plan to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Cancers. During this presentation, public health and medical practitioners can learn how their work can align and adapt to prevent future cancers and suffering in Illinois.
- After this presentation, participants will be able to identify vaccine-preventable cancers and their impact and importance in Illinois.
- After this presentation, participants will know how to access and update the Illinois' Action Plan to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Cancers, as needed
- After this presentation, participants will be able to identify professional actions to take to further the objectives of the Illinois' Action Plan to Eliminate Vaccine-Preventable Cancers.
Speaker: Aubree Thelen, MPH, Cancer Support Strategic Partnerships Manager, American Cancer Society, Inc.
Aubree Thelen joined the American Cancer Society in August 2021. Aubree has public health policy and advocacy experience at the federal, state, and local level in topics as wide-ranging as violence, urban planning, and paid leave. She has worked hard to connect these issues to chronic disease and cancer through partnership over the last seven years of her career in Louisiana and Illinois. She is passionate about her career in public health as a way to influence equitable cancer prevention and care in the communities in which we live, work, play and learn.
She graduated from Tulane University with her Master of Public Health in 2015. Aubree lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her dog, Stella.