NACCHO Supports Local Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC)
What is Comprehensive Cancer Control
Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) consists of collaborative strategies to leverage community resources for cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. Common CCC activities include implementation of strategies designed to reduce cancer risk, promote healthy lifestyles, ensure access to screenings/diagnostic technologies, and improve the quality of treatment and support services to enhance survivorship. Through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Division, CDC funds state-based CCC coalitions who work diligently to build infrastructure, leverage resources, conduct surveillance, determine priorities, and measure the impact of programs designed to improve cancer outcomes.
NACCHO supports local health departments (LHDs) in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies to improve population health. In line with its strategic map, NACCHO supports LHDs in championing effective cancer prevention approaches by:
In the Spotlight
Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Role of Local Health Departments
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S., and a cause of considerable suffering among more than 140,000 adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year.
80% by 2018 is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable initiative in which over 170 organizations are committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% of adults aged 50 and older screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.
NACCHO encourages local health departments to undertake the following actions in support of the 80% by 2018 initiative:
Webinars and Trainings
On May 12, 2015 Brandie Adams, of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) moderated a discussion hosted by GW Cancer Institute about how to create collaborations between local health departments and state Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) coalitions. The discussion featured Kevin Hughes, Deputy Health Officer at District Health Department #10 and Polly Hager, CCC Program Director at the Michigan Department of Community Health. Click here to review the session summary.
Free Online Training for Patient Navigators
The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute is excited to launch the Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals through its Online Academy. Through a series of self-paced modules, the training walks participants through:
For more information, please visit http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/cancer-institute
New Continuing Education for Providers on Colorectal Cancer Screening
CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to make available two new CDC-sponsored continuing education courses for health care providers: "Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Optimizing Quality." One version is intended for primary care providers, and the other is intended for clinicians who perform colonoscopies. Continuing education credits are available for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals.
Colorectal cancer screening can save lives, but well-documented problems with screening implementation in clinical practice can reduce its effectiveness. These courses provide guidance and tools for clinicians on the optimal ways to implement screening to help ensure that patients receive maximum benefit. The courses were developed by a group of nationally recognized experts in colorectal cancer screening, including primary care clinicians, gastroenterologists, and leaders in public health programs and research.
The courses can be accessed free of charge at www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/quality/
Implementing Comprehensive Cancer Control at the Local Level: A Screencast
This screencast helps provides an overview of resources available for enhancing cancer prevention and control efforts at the local level.
View the screencast to learn how to help local cancer partners do the following:
Click here to view the screencast.
To submit a technical assistance request or get connected with your state's CCC coalition, contact Brandie Adams, MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 507-4210.