Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) is a collaborative process where the community combines resources to reduce the burden of cancer by working to:
Prevent cancer from occurring;
Find it in its earliest stages;
Improve the accessibility, availability, and quality of cancer treatment services and programs; and
Enhance optimal quality of life for people impacted by cancer.
Program Background & Funding
The ICCCP was established in 2001, and is part of the Iowa Department of Public Health's Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. The ICCCP currently receives a Comprehensive Cancer Control federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the creation of a statewide cancer partnership and state cancer control plan. For the past several years, the ICCCP has received a state appropriation for comprehensive cancer control to implement the state cancer plan and for cervical and colorectal cancer screening.
GOAL: To reduce cancer mortality and morbidity, and increase the quality of life of those affected by cancer through public and professional education programs and activities, which support the statewide cancer partnership and implementation of the state cancer plan.
Iowa Department of Public Health:
Manages a Comprehensive Cancer Control grants.
Seeks resources to support and expand state cancer control efforts.