NACCHO Supports Local Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC)
Through a cooperative agreement with CDC's provides technical assistance to NACCHO working toward implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control (LHDs) efforts at the community level. CCC supports NACCHO in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies to improve population health. In line with its strategic map, LHDs supports NACCHO in championing effective cancer prevention approaches by:
In the Spotlight
Archived Webinar: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Cancer Control
The George Washington Cancer Institute recently hosted a webinar Effects of the Affordable Care Act Among Cancer Survivors: Expanded Insurance Options and Other Potential Impacts and conducted a follow up discussion with the presenter Amy J. Davidoff PhD.Dr. Amy Davidoff gave an overview of key components of the ACA and how they provide expanded insurance options for cancer survivors, as well as other potential impacts on out-of-pocket burdens, access to specialty providers and therapies, and enrollment in clinical trials. Click here to access the archived webinar and to join the discussion.
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.
Upcoming Webinars and Trainings
Meeting of CDC's National Cancer Prevention and Control Programs
August 11-15, 2014
Sign up to attend the "Adapting Cancer Programs in an Evolving Public Health Environment" business meeting of CDC's National Cancer Prevention and Control Programs (NCCCP). Click here for more information and to register
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 Framework for Building Successful and Sustainable Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalitions.
Download the case studies:
The newly redesigned website 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 clickable US map that provides a quick reference to the same cancer related statistics across the geo-spatial continuum.
Multi-Level Interventions for Healthy Lifestyle Habits
In recognition of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, NCI's Research 2 Reality Program is highlighting two researchers working in the fields of nutrition and exercise. Dr. Sean Lucan, a practicing family physician and former Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar joined R2R to discuss how different aspects of urban food environments may influence what people eat, and what the implications are for obesity and chronic disease, particularly in low-income and minority communities. Dr. Basia Belza, with the University of Washington, works on implementation strategies for Project EnhanceFitness, an ongoing, low-cost, evidenced-based group exercise program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. Their efforts are demonstrative of the multi-level interventions needed in the promotion of healthier habits and lives. Read more about them and their initiatives on R2R.
To submit a technical assistance request or get connected with your state's CCC coalition, contact Brandie Adams, MPH at email@example.com or (202) 507-4210.