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NACCHO Supports Local Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC)

What is Comprehensive Cancer Control

26256607-people-working-together_1Comprehensive 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:

  • Linking LHDs and state comprehensive cancer prevention and control (CCC) coalitions
  • Developing and sharing tools and publications to support members in enhancing local CCC efforts
  • Promoting model CCC practices
  • Supporting LHDs in developing and sustaining partnerships for CCC
  • Providing training and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of LHDs to implement local CCC activities

    E-Cigarette Messages: Exploring Messages on E-cigarettes Aimed at Women and Youth 

    January 29, 2015 2-3:30 ET 

    This webinar, hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) with the support of the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO), and the Children's Safety Network, will explore messages that have been developed regarding the poisonous threat that e-cigarette liquids pose to young children and the negative effects that nicotine has on brain development in adolescents. Furthermore, we will explore public health messages aimed at women before and during pregnancy on the use of e-cigarettes. 

    The intended audience for this webinar includes state and local health agencies addressing tobacco and/or maternal and family health, and community assistance organizations. Click here to register

    Archived - 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

    New Cancer Control Technical Assistance Portal 

    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.

    National Cancer Institute's State Cancer Profiles

    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.  

    Final Research Plan: Screening for Breast Cancer

    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.

    Preventive Services Task Force Provides Guidance on Skin Cancer

    The Community Guide What Works: Skin Cancer Fact Sheet and insert have been updated to include new Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommendations on sun protective behavior in outdoor settings.




    To submit a technical assistance request or get connected with your state's CCC coalition, contact Brandie Adams, MPH at or (202) 507-4210.