Equality in the Air We Breathe: COVID-19, HIV, Smoking and the Black Community

A new webinar by the Human Rights Campaign, Us Helping Us - People into Living, Inc, and the National LGBT Cancer Network taking place on January 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST. Learn about the interaction between COVID-19, smoking & HIV and strategies to enhance cessation efforts in HIV+ individuals.

Let’s Talk: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer Survivorship

You are invited to a webinar to learn more about a new resource for health care providers. The webinar will be on January 19, 2021, from 2:00-3:00 pm EST. In collaboration with CDC, The American Cancer Society has created a CME-accredited training simulation called Let’s Talk: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cancer Survivorship, to give healthcare providers a safe learning environment in which to practice effective communication techniques for discussions with cancer survivors around the sensitive topics of healthy eating, physical activity, and body weight.


Excess body weight is a risk to cancer survivors, and physical activity and a healthy diet are important for their long-term health and well-being. Health care providers can be key motivators in giving patients the extra support they need to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals, however, talking with survivors about these sensitive topics can be challenging.

The training uses evidence-based motivational interviewing techniques to help providers have effective conversations with their patients about healthy lifestyle choices.


Please join us to learn more about this valuable resource from the American Cancer Society. The webinar will include:

  • Information on the connection between nutrition, activity, body weight, and health outcomes in cancer survivors

  • A demonstration of the training simulation and how to access it

  • Roll-out of a new communication toolkit with turn-key messages and promotional language that ACS staff and partner organizations can use to promote and disseminate the new training simulation

ONS Spring Conference

UPDATE: The ONS Spring Conference has been rescheduled for Spring 2021 due to changes circumstances with COVID-19. 

The Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society is holding its 34th annual spring conference on March 21, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. Members, nonmembers, students, and retired nurses are all welcome! Topics will include: chemotherapy best practices; interactions of vitamins, supplements, herbs, and marijuana with chemotherapy; clinical grading criteria; managing oncologic emergencies; and a keynote speech by cancer survivor and healthcare speaker Diana Jordan. 

To find out more information and register, please click here:

Partnership to Reduce Cancer in RI
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Providence, RI 02908
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The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, 2021. The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID Number: 85-2361783

This program is supported in part by Cooperative Agreement Number NU58DP006291, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and awarded to the Rhode Island Department of Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Rhode Island Department of Health.