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Community Health Representative Training

In Partnership with Sanford Health—Bemidji


American Cancer Society Circle of Life

Cancer Education and Wellness for American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities

Community Health Representative Training

In Partnership with Sanford Health—Bemidji

Tuesday, June 14 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Sanford Health Service Building Classroom

There is no cost for the training. Lunch will be provided.


1. Cancer Types 5. Indepth Breast & Cervical by Jim McLean

2. Cancer Treatment MDH SAGE Program

3. Healthy Habits and Screening 6. Indepth Colorectal Presentation

4. Caregivers American Indian Cancer Foundation

Circle of LifeSM features:

1. American Indian/Alaskan Native Artwork from throughout the U.S.

2. Two sets of power points for each topic: One set up for use with the Automatic Response System and one basic power point

3. Website containing all materials and flip books for one-on-one presentations are under development and will be available to participants later

Participants will receive all program materials including:

1. Power point presentations with scripts

2. Activities to make the presentations interactive

3. Supporting materials including written background information on each topic

4. Fact Sheets covering major cancers, treatment and healthy habits

5. Information on how to establish a program in your community

6. Ongoing support from American Cancer Society Health Equity staff

The Circle of Life Training will also be offered in Duluth on June 21

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Central Hillside Community Center

12 E. Fourth St., Duluth, MN 55805

For more information, please contact

Marjorie Johnson at 218.529.7627 x23 or


Circle of Life Training—Bemidji June 14

With In-depth Presentations on Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer

Tuesday, June 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch Provided


Service Building Classroom

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center

1300 Anne Street NW

Bemidji, MN 56601

(Go to Medical Center [Hospital] Entrance and get directions from the Information Desk)

10:00 a.m. Welcome—Warren Larson, Sanford Health

Preview of Training—Marjorie Johnson, American Cancer Society

Introduction of Participating Organizations/Instructors

10:15: a.m. Introduction to the Elements of Circle of Life—MJ

• Purpose

• Power points (ARS and non-ARS versions)

• Activities

• Knowledge Questions

• Fact Sheets

• Background Modules

• Incorporating local resources

• Examples of Using Circle of Life

10:45 a.m. ACS/COL: What is Cancer?/Cancer Types—MJ

11:05 a.m. AICAF: Colorectal Cancer—Joy Rivera, CHR, American Indian Cancer Foundation

11:50 a.m. ACS/COL: Cancer Treatment—MJ

12:10 p.m. Lunch

12:40 p.m. ACS/COL: Healthy Habits—MJ

1:00 p.m. MDH SAGE: Breast & Cervical Cancer (30 min w/Q&A)

How SAGE Works—Jim McLean, RN, MSN, Minnesota Department of Health

1:45 p.m. ACS/COL: Caregivers—MJ

2:05 p.m. Wrap Up, Final Questions, CEUs


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