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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:

  • Making linkages between LHDs and state 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
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.

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:

  • Organize a local cancer coalition and build its capacity
  • Leverage community support and engage stakeholders
  • Determine jurisdictional priorities for cancer prevention and control
  • Develop a strategic plan for achieving cancer prevention and control priorities
  • Partner with NCCCP-funded state comprehensive cancer control coalitions to achieve local priorities
  • Implement evidence-based approaches for addressing the cancer problem in your community
  • Evaluate impact of coalition activities on the cancer burden

Upcoming Webinars and Trainings

CMCS Webinar on the Preventive Services Rule Change

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1 - 2 pm ET

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) will host a webinar on a recent rule change it promulgated regarding coverage of preventive services. That change, which took effect January 1, updated a rule – 42 CFR § 440.130 – regarding Medicaid coverage of preventive services to align it with statutory language in Section 1905(a)(13) of the Affordable Care Act.

This updated rule has potentially significant implications for the provision and Medicaid coverage of preventive services.  In this webinar, Sheri Gaskins and Cindy Ruff from the Division of Benefits and Coverage (the proponent office for the rule), CMCS, and Dr. Stephen Cha, Chief Medical Officer, CMCS, will discuss the rule change and implications for provision of preventive services.  Click here to register.

Integrating Cancer Control into Chronic Disease Frameworks: What Works and Why?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2 – 3 p.m. ET

The April National Cancer Institute cyber-seminar will look across national and state programs to highlight principles for successful chronic disease program integration initiatives and specific recommendations for comprehensive cancer control and chronic disease programs. For more information and to register, please click here




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