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Outreach Programs, News and Events

Throughout the year, the MCA offers a variety of outreach programs focused on cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship, which are conducted at member sites and other sites across the region. Some programs can be offered in Spanish. Through a site visit and assessment, the MCA staff will work with members to determine the most appropriate outreach programs to best serve the members' needs and address the cancer burden in that area. Programs include:


Saturday, May 12 - Savonburg, KS, 9am-12pm, Call 620-363-0271
Saturday, June 23 - Pittsburg, KS, 10am-1pm, Call 417-621-1752
Saturday, July 7 - Belleville, KS, 10am-1pm, Call 789-527-1220
Saturday, July 14 - Waverly, KS, 9am-12pm, Call 785-204-2394
Saturday, July 21 - Atchison, KS, 10am-1pm, Call 573-366-1163
Saturday, July 28 - Pratt, KS, 10am-1pm, Call 620-672-3819
Saturday, August 11 - Nickerson, KS, 9am-12pm, Call 620-200-7665
Saturday, August 25 - Liberal, KS, 9am-12pm, Call 202-299-7402
Saturday, September 15 - Louisburg, KS, 9am-12pm, Call 913-755-8148

Call 913-588-4719 for information on these and other MCA-affiliated cancer prevention and education services. 

Since 2014, MCA, Kansas Cancer Partnership and Outpacing Melanoma have been providing the Pool Cool sun safety training to pool staff in more than 50 communities across the Midwest, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and a Prevention and Preventive Health & Health Services grant.
It is an NCI Research-Tested Intervention Program. To find out more, contact MCA.

MCA is teaming up with some of our members to show a moving film on the devastating effects of HPV and the importance of getting the vaccine. We will provided updated information on times and locations as new screenings are scheduled.

Resources for those seeking guidance on incorporating HPV vaccine cancer prevention.

A resource for communities seeking guidance on incorporating e-cigarettes in smoking/tobacco policies

For those who are thinking about kicking the smoking habit:

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Cooking Up Comfort

If you or someone you care for is dealing with a chronic disease like cancer, diabetes or hypertension you are invited to join us for free cooking demonstrations & tips on ways to make food appealing and enhance appetites.

At 12 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month from January-November, KU Integrative Medicine dietitians will prepare recipes, share nutrition advice and answer questions to help patients cook-up comfort in the kitchen. The program takes place in the KU Clinical Research Center Test Kitchen at 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway and is currently also available, via Zoom technology, at Heartland Cancer Center in Garden City.

Attendance is free but space is limited. To register in the KC area email or call 913-588-4719. In Garden St Catherine Hospital's Heartland Cancer Center 620-765-1443. 

2018 Kitchen Therapy sessions: 

Thursday, Mar 15 - 12pm (CT)
Thursday, Apr 19 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, May 17 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, June 21 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, July 19  - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, Aug 16 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, Sep 20 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, Oct 18 - 12pm (CT) 
Thursday, Nov 15 - 12pm (CT) 

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Last modified: Sep 11, 2018