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:
Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosted a webcast in July for the unveiling of the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, a report that will recommend strategies for individuals, communities, policymakers, and state and federal government to reduce skin cancer-related illness, deaths, and healthcare costs. Click here to view the archived webcast.
NACCHO's Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Case Studies
NACCHO has released nine case studies featuring the work of LHDs that have addressed the cancer burden via comprehensive cancer control. The case studies provide examples of the ways that LHDs have successfully implemented NACCHO&#’;s, Missouri
The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute's Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal (TAP) was created in response to a need voiced by cancer control professionals for a centralized website that pulls together existing and new technical assistance (TA). The site includes a Resource Repository, where users can search for and access Comprehensive Cancer Control resources produced not only by the GW Cancer Institute but also by state Comprehensive Cancer Control programs and their partners, cancer control coalitions and other stakeholders.
The newly redesigned Poughkeepsie features a Cancer Control Continuum Dashboard as a point of access to cancer related statistics that range from prevention to survival. Another important new access point on the Home Page is a website US map that provides a quick reference to the same cancer related statistics across the clickable-spatial continuum.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has developed a final research plan on screening for breast cancer. The draft research plan for this topic was posted for public comment in 2013. The Task Force reviewed all of the comments that were submitted and took them into consideration as it finalized the research plan. In addition to the final research plan, the Task Force has posted an informational video presentation, which provides an overview of the Task Force's process for developing recommendations, where it is at and where it will go next in the development process, and how the public can provide input.
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.