Cancer

Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) consists of collaborative strategies to leverage community resources for cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. NACCHO supports local health departments in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based cancer prevention and control strategies to improve population health.

Webinar: Smoke-Free Public Housing Implementation; Live Q & A with the Experts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 3pm-4pm EST 

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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has established a new Smoke-free Public Housing ruling that requires all federally funded public housing agencies to implement smoke-free indoor policies for their properties by July 31, 2018.

 As the implementation deadline quickly approaches, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) teamed up with HUD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch, the Office on Smoking and Health, the American Lung Association, and the American Cancer Society to help local communities plan for, implement, and build support for smoke-free policies among Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and Multi-family federally assisted properties. 

Join us for NACCHO’s ‘Smoke-Free Public Housing Implementation; Live Q & A with the Experts’ Webinar. The live Q&A will address effective implementation strategies, partnerships, tobacco cessation opportunities and enforcement.

This webinar is sponsored by NACCHO and the American Cancer Society and funded through a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

NACCHO is pleased to announce the release of Tobacco Cessation for Cancer Survivors: A Resource Guide for Local Health Departments.  This guide details the importance of tobacco cessation for cancer survivors and features recommendations on how local health departments can use existing resources to link cessation services to cancer survivors. This resource guide was created through collaboration with American Cancer Society under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement DP1315 National Support to Enhance Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control Activities.

The American Lung Association and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed an online toolkit aimed at helping state and local officials and public health advocates increase coverage and access to evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments for Medicaid enrollees.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control is pleased to introduce new updates to the United States Cancer Statistics: Data Visualizations tool, a user-friendly product that allows cancer surveillance data to be directly and more easily accessible by the public and cancer control planners. It now includes seven tabs:    

Overview; Demographics; Trends;  State/County Statistics; Survival; Prevalence; Related Data

Data displays on national and state incidence, death, and trends are available as maps and bar charts with interpretive text when users scroll over each graphic. Users can customize displays of overall and cancer-specific statistics, download data tables, and share each page via social media.

 This tool, developed in conjunction with ATSDR’s Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Services Program (GRASP), creates data visualizations to describe U.S. cancer burden, incidence and mortality over time, and state-specific data in comparison to national rates. 

NACCHO has partnered with the following organizations to help prevent cancer throughout the United States.