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  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a federal agency for supporting research to improve the quality of health care.
  • The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.
  • The Cancer Control PLANET web portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.
  • The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people--at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health.
  • The Iowa Health Fact Book is a compilation of state and county statistics about health and social behaviors.
  • The IDPH has made available two websites about sun safe practices that include:
    • A website ( that provides information about prevention, early detection strategies and resources.
    • A website that provides information regarding sun safety practices in the day care setting and a curriculum ( to be used by day care providers to raise the awareness of the need for sun safe practices of two - five year olds and their care takers.
  • The Iowa Cancer Registry (ICR) is a cancer registry that provides data and expertise for assembling and reporting cancer incidence; information regarding changes in trends; and, conducting studies in Iowa.
  • Iowa's online source of cancer information
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation
  • Low or No Cost Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Iowa - March 2010
  • TrialCheckSM gives health-care professionals and patient advocates, a search tool for querying and screening hundreds of cancer clinical trials.
  • links to spatially adaptive (smoothed) cancer maps showing the burden of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer in Iowa.
  • The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) evaluates and makes recommendations to be incorporated into primary medical care; identifies a research agenda for clinical preventive care.


For more information:

  • Call 515 281-0925;
  • Write: Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
    Iowa Department of Public Health
    division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
    Lucas State Office Building
    321 E. 12th Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50319
  • Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.