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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
    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.

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    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:

    National Cancer Institute's State Cancer Profiles

    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.  




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