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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

    CC MapU.S. Hot Spots with Excessive Colorectal Cancer Death Rates 

    Despite declines in US colorectal cancerdeath rates in recent years, progress in the Mississippi Delta and two other areas has lagged. The lower Mississippi Delta, was identified as the hot spot with the highest colorectal cancer death rates, followed by 107 counties in west central Appalachia, and 37 counties in eastern Virginia/North Carolina.  Learn more here:

    Webinars and Trainings

    Tobacco Cessation Resources for Cancer Patients and Survivors: Current Landscape and Call to Action

    Monday, July 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET

    Join the GW Cancer Institute for this free session covering the current landscape, best practices and available resources for achieving tobacco cessation among cancer patients and survivors. 

    Asian Smokers' Quitline: A Case Study

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM ET

    The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco will host a webinar on the quitline for the Asian-language-speaking population. Participants will learn about the effectiveness of this form of tobacco cessation counseling for this underserved population. Register today.




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