The Foundation hosted its 13th annual Dialogue for Action® on March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland. This year’s conference, A Dialogue for Action on CRC Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow, brought together a multidisciplinary group of 193 health care professionals and advocates from 32 states, the District of Columbia and 20 tribal nations and urban Indian health organizations to discuss CRC screening in the changing health care system and health care reform.
View an Overview of the 2011 Dialogue.
View the 2011 agenda.
The 2011 conference included dynamic presentations and engaging small- group discussions on preventive services at the crossroads of change, strengthening relationships between primary care doctors and medical specialists and the changing role of nursing professionals. This year also included two keynote speakers. Using his background in both public health and primary care, Thursday keynote Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave a thoughtful talk on the emerging role of public health in 2014 and beyond. Friday keynote Dan Heath, author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, delivered a lively presentation on simple techniques to encourage change.
2011 Dialogue for Action® Toolkit: