Breast Cancer, the Environment and Disparities:
Webinars on Community-Based Participatory Research Opportunities in California

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Do you wonder about the effects of the environment on the development of breast cancer? And why some groups of women are more likely to get breast cancer or die from the disease? Join us for a free webinar to learn how you can get involved in answering these questions, and learn about a NEW training opportunity for collaborative teams of community members and academics.

The 1Ĺ hour webinar will be offered on multiple dates, and will cover:

Date Time
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:00-1:30 PM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:30-11:00 AM
Friday, May 2, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2014 * 2:00-3:30 PM
Thursday, May 22, 2014 * 1:00-2:30 PM

* These sessions just added!

Location: Readytalk Phone & Online (Details to join webinar provided during registration)

We encourage both community members, representatives of community-based and non-profit organizations as well as researchers and health care providers to attend. You do not need to already be in a team to attend these webinars.

To register for a webinar, please click on the following: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QuickStartWebinar

About the Quick Start Program
Commonweal, Plumbline, and the California Breast Cancer Research Program have joined together to create an innovative, 12-week, face-to-face and online training for collaborative teams. Its goal is to stimulate CBPR in California that addresses the environmental causes and/or social disparities in breast cancer. You will be eligible to apply for Quick Start if you are a part of a California-based team that includes one academically trained scientist and one community-member (but do not need to be in a team to join the webinar). Assistance will be offered to help you form a team if you are interested in participating.

Quick Start begins July 2014. Applications are now available and will be due June 4, 2014 5 PM PST. To learn more and to download the application, go to www.cbcrp.org/community/quickstart.php.

About the Workshop Sponsors
These workshops are offered through a collaboration between the Commonweal, Plumbline Coaching and Consulting, and the California Breast Cancer Research Program.

Commonweal
Founded in 1976, Commonweal is a nonprofit health and environmental research institute in Bolinas, California. Commonweal seeks to engage in educational, charitable, and research activities which contribute to the health of individuals, to public health, and to the health of the global environment. Programs include the Cancer Help Program, the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, the Juvenile Justice Program, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment, the Commonweal Garden/Regenerative Design Institute, the Biomonitoring Resource Center, and the New School. For more information on Commonweal and its programs, see www.commonweal.org.

Plumbline Coaching and Consulting
Marj Plumb, DrPH, to provide consulting, coaching, leadership development, and training services to the nonprofit, public, and academic sectors, founded Plumbline in 2005. Marj is the curriculum director and lead trainer for policy training programs (the Womenís Policy Institute and Reach the Decision Makers) and community-based participatory research programs (Creating Research Infrastructure to Better Science and Child Health and Development Programs). Marj has a masterís degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco and a doctorate in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. See www.marjplumb.com.

California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP)
CBCRP is the largest state-funded research effort in the nation whose mission is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities. One of the primary funding mechanisms is the Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards which provides $150,000 to $600,000 of funding (plus indirect funds for most institutions) for partnerships of CA-based community organizations and research scientists. CBCRP also funds the California Breast Cancer Prevention Initiatives which focuses carefully crafted research initiatives on the effects of the environment on the development of breast cancer and why some groups of women are more likely to get breast cancer or to die from the disease. www.cabreastcancer.org.

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Breast Cancer Research Program.


Community Research Collaboration Award Webinars

Are you a community member interested in finding answers to health questions about your community? Are you a researcher curious about how you can partner with community members to conduct breast cancer research together? Join us for a free, LIVE, engaging one-hour information webinar about the Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards from the comfort of your own desk.

CRC awards provide $150,000 to $600,000 of funding (plus indirect funds for most institutions) from the California Breast Cancer Research Program and require a partnership of California-based community organizations and research scientists. While the call for applications occurs around the end of September each year (with a submission deadline in February of each year), finding a partner, forming your team, discussing research ideas and methodology, and getting prepared to apply should begin now.

Past CRC Awards have funded a variety of research topics, including:

Upcoming CRC "How to Apply" Webinars:
The CBCRP will host webinars for potential applicants for 2015 CRC Pilot and Full Awards once the Call for applications is released. The schedule will be announced in fall of 2014.

For archived webinars, including slides from the presentation, please see the "Archived Workshops" section below.

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Archived Workshops

From the 2011 Tele-Webinar series:
January 12, 2011 workshop: "Introduction to CRC Application and Review Process": PDF of the slides and listen to the recorded session

From the 2010 Tele-Webinar series:
Recordings of December 15, 2010 workshop: Part 1 and Part 2
Workshop materials for December/January: "Introduction to CRC Application and Review Process".(PDF)
"Introduction to Community-based Participatory Research & the CBCRP CRC Awards"

From the 2009 Tele-Webinar series:
"How to Apply Teleconference: Getting Started" webinar (May 11, 2009) for an audio/video playback of the webinar or "How to Apply Teleconference: Getting Started" slide presentation to see the slides alone.
"How to Apply Teleconference: Application Materials" webinar (September 2009) for an audio/video playback of the webinar or "How to Apply Teleconference: Application Materials" slide presentation to see the slides alone.