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
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.
Upcoming Webinars and Trainings
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 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.
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.