Nip It In The Butt
The Anderson Cancer Institute’s “Nip It In The Butt” program has seen 13,809 students since July 1, 2011.
On October 22nd, the Nip It In the Butt program was presented at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) national conference. Since that presentation, ACI has had several inquiries about duplicating the program in order for other cancer institute’s to use in their own communities.
The Nip It In the Butt program received the ACCC Innovator Award.
On November 4th the Nip It program was discussed on the ACCC’s Blog ACCCBuzz. The post was entitled Cancer Prevention: Nip It in the Butt and discusses how “21st century medicine will focus on prevention—intervening before symptoms appear and preserving normal function for as long as possible. Innovative smoking cessation and cancer wellness programs such as those at MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center and The Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute hold the promise to foster persistent behavior changes and make success visible through a healthier, longer living population.”
The project has also been mentioned in the Savannah Morning News and other social media sites such as facebook and twitter.
Ms. Meghan was the recipient of the Georgia Medical Society’s 2011 Health Care Heroes Award for Community Outreach for her work with the Nip It In the Butt program.