This Roundtable and Forum toolkit is for use by other groups to develop similar events. Our goal was to bring together local communities with state Comprehensive Cancer Control programs and coalitions in eleven of the thirteen Appalachian states as partners to identify unique characteristics of their populations and the influences on community participation in the state programs. We provided a variety of activities and small grants to states and communities to implement the regional forums, data-based roundtables, community cancer storytelling projects, and the distribution of professional publications about Appalachian cancer issues.
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"Get the Conversation Started" can be printed in document form or, by configuring your printer, printed with a booklet format. This toolkit was written in a conversational and informal user-friendly style.
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