National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP)
Comprehensive cancer control is a strategic approach to preventing or minimizing the impact of cancer in communities. It involves state and local health departments, state, local and community organizations, researchers, health care providers, decision makers, cancer survivors and their families, and many others all coming together to find and agree upon ways to address cancer concerns in their communities.
Communities can provide comprehensive cancer control by—
- Building coalitions of stakeholders who are willing to share resources and expertise to fight cancer.
- Using data from cancer registries, behavioral risk factor surveys, and other sources to learn more about the cancers and risk factors that impact their communities most.
- Developing and implementing strategic plans to address the burden.
- Setting priorities and leveraging resources to implement evidence-based interventions to support behavioral lifestyle changes to prevent cancer; ensure access to screening services to detect cancers early; as well as to ensure access treatment services.
- Paying special attention to the needs and concerns experienced by groups of people in their communities with poor cancer health outcomes.
- Paying special attention to the needs and concerns of the cancer survivors and their families in their communities, particularly the survivors’ (and their families’) physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
In 1998, CDC established the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) to support comprehensive cancer control in U.S. states, Pacific Island Jurisdictions, territories, and tribes and tribal organizations. NCCCP provides funding and technical advice to create, carry out, and evaluate comprehensive cancer control plans, which focus on issues like prevention, detection, treatment, survivorship, and health disparities. Today, CDC funds CCC programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 7 tribes and tribal organizations, and 7 U.S. territories and Pacific Island Jurisdictions.