NACCHO Supports Local Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC)
Through a cooperative agreement with CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NACCHO provides technical assistance to LHDs working toward implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control (CCC) efforts at the community level. NACCHO supports 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:
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.
In the Spotlight
NACCHO's Brand-New Cancer Resource Suite
NACCHO has authored a new Local Comprehensive Cancer Control and Prevention Resource Suite. The Resource Suite is designed to teach LHDs how to:
Public Comment on Draft Research Plan: Screening for Colorectal Cancer
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today a draft Research Plan on screening for colorectal cancer. The draft Research Plan is available for review and public comment from January 9 through February 5, 2014. To review the draft Research Plan and submit comments, click here.
New Resource: 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.
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Reaching Smokers in the Age of Mobile Technology: Resources, Networks, and Messaging
As of 2014, every US state and Canadian province has a toll-free tobacco quitline as a resource to treat tobacco dependence. The March National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber seminar will examine how networks of quitlines interact and share innovations in quitline practices. We will also explore how text messaging may be a most promising method for reaching a new generation of smokers.
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New Study: Targeted Treatment For Ovarian Cancer Discovered