State-Based Initiatives Task Group

Task Group Charge:

To address the similar but local challenges of implementation of strategies to reduce lung cancer risk and lung cancer deaths at the local level.  This Task Group will work closely with other Task Groups to brings tools and best practices to state-based initiatives to advance lung cancer control systematically at the state and local level.

Task Group Members

Lawrence An, MD
University of Michigan

Allison Antoine, CHES
Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative

Omar Atiq, MD, FACP
University of Arkansas

Katie Bathje, MA
American Cancer Society

Alberta Becenti
Indian Health Service

Judy Burleson, MHSA
American College of Radiology

Karin Denes-Collar, LSCSW, LCSW
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Cherie Erkmen, MD, FACS
Temple University

Matthew Facktor, MD
American College of Surgeons

Kathyrn Garfield, JD
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School

Tiffany Gowan, MHA
American College of Radiology

Hannah Green
American Lung Association

Stephen Grubbs, MD, FASCO
American Society for Clinical Oncology

J. Robert Headrick, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS
CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Elizabeth Holtsclaw, MA
American Cancer Society

Neil Korsen, MD, MSc
Maine Lung Cancer Coalition

Angela McFall, MS
Michigan Dept. Health and Human Services

Lisa Mei, MPH
Michigan Dept. Health and Human Services

William Mayfield, MD, FACS, FCCP
WellStar Health System (GA)

Anita McGlothin
GO2 for Lung Cancer

Anita Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Randy Schwartz, MSPH
National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Kelly Durden, MA
National Assoc. of Chronic Disease Directors

Jody Ruth Steinhardt, MPH, CHES
NYC Health and Hospitals Corp

Charles White, MD
University of Maryland

Opportunities For Intervention/Influence:

  • Address local challenges by working with organizations operating at the local level
  • Support the establishment of state-based roundtables – common challenges, common solutions
  • Create opportunities for communication and sharing best practices
  • Create opportunities to identify enduring and new challenges
  • Collaborate with State Health Departments, HRSA, FQHCs, CDC, ACS field staff, etc.
  • Provide data on at-risk populations, screening, diagnostic and therapeutics for local focus and investment to address inequities