Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
August Steering Committee Meeting
Conference Call Line Option: (786) 535-4360
Participant Code: 110 #
Dr. Marie Etienne, Maray Salina, Chris Varela, John Brown, Leonor Pupo, Cara Konkacki, Tenesha Avent
SFCCC Co-Chair, Dr. Marie Etienne and Maray Salina greeted the members to the SFCCC Steering Committee meeting. Members were asked to state their name, organization, and workgroup they are a part of.
SFCCC Workgroup updates were provided are as follows:
1. Synergy and Networking/Membership Work Group
Synergy and Networking/Membership Work Group will provide an update at the next meeting.
2. Risk Reduction Work Group
Risk Reduction Work Group Leader, John Brown noted the group is currently collaborating with the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association on educational materials that will be disseminated at hospitals. The group is awaiting confirmation on the request submitted to Nova Southeastern University and
Florida International University’s Smoking/Vaping Outreach program to become more integrated in their
efforts. Synergy and Networking/Membership Work Group Leader, Leonor Pupo is working with Risk Reduction work group members at Memorial Regional Hospital on electronic educational materials that can be placed in patients’ Memorial myChart portal.
3. Disparities Work Group
Fayola Delica, Disparities Work Group leader noted the Disparities work group are working to build partnerships
with organizations like Tobacco Free Florida to assist in health education to combat the new vaping trend.
The work group is also preparing for September which is Prostate Cancer Month. The goal is to utilize the
miseducation and myths about prostate cancer to provide promoted accurate health education.
4. Survivorship and Quality of Life Work Group
Cara Kondacki, Survivorship and Quality of Life Work Group are working on the wellness brochure to ensure it
is as comprehensive as possible.
Strategic Plan Revisions
Objectives not on schedule
SFCCC Quarterly Meeting
a. September 18- Miami-Dade Medical Campus Simulation Hospital.
Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next Steering Committee meeting will be announced in the coming days.