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:
NACCHO Webinar - Menthol in Tobacco Products: What Local Health Departments Can Do
Tobacco companies add flavors to their products to mask the harsh taste of tobacco, making it easier for young people to start smoking. That's why Congress banned the sale of flavored cigarettes in 2009. But Congress made one exception to the flavor ban, deferring action on the most popular of all flavors — menthol — and directing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to decide whether continued sale of menthol cigarettes is "appropriate for public health."Unfortunately, in the nearly four years since the law was enacted, the FDA has studied the issue but failed to take action to prohibit menthol in tobacco products. During this NACCHO webinar, experts from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will discuss what local health departments can do to press the FDA to take bold action while also considering local policy options to address the devastating public health impact of menthol in tobacco products. The webinar is on Tuesday, July 9 at 1 PM ET. Please click here to register.
New NACCHO Resource
Tip Sheet for State-Local Cancer Control Partnerships
NACCHO is pleased to release its new tipsheet, How Can State Comprehensive Cancer Coalitions Support Local Health Departments' Cancer Control and Prevention Efforts? The tip sheet describes ways LHDs can partner with states to implement Comprehensive Cancer Control activities at the community level. Download your copy of the tipsheet here.
Action Guide for Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Control Coalitions
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team is pleased to release its new action guide to help LHDs build capacity for local implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions. Based on the results of NACCHO's 2011-2012 Cancer Control in Local Health Departments Assessment, the action guide contains lessons learned from local health officials who have successfully implemented local coalitions to reduce the cancer burden in their communities. To download the Action Guide, please click here.
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.
To submit a technical assistance request or get connected with your state's CCC coalition, contact Brandie Adams, MPH at email@example.com or (202) 507-4210.