Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Welcome to the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program at the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health. The Alaska CCC Program is funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Program Services Branch as part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The Alaska CCC Program provides leadership for and coordination of statewide cancer control efforts.
November 27th, 2014 is ~NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY DAY~
Thanksgiving Day, November 27 has been declared National Family History Day by the Office of the Surgeon General. As your family gathers to celebrate this holiday, take some time to talk and write down your family’s health history.
Did your Grandfather have heart disease? Does your Aunt on your mothers side have diabetes? I think Uncle died of cancer, but how old was he? What kind of cancer?
We know that chronic diseases – cancer, heart disease and diabetes – are related to family history. Yet, a recent survey found only one-third of all Americans have ever tried to gather and write down their family’s health history. (Source: Surgeon General’s Family Health History Initiative).
Having a family health history can alert your health practitioner to these risk factors and help them to advise you in order to address these health issues early. One tool that you can use to collect this information is called “My family Health Portrait”. Use this tool to gather your families health history, it may help ensure a longer, healthier future together.
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The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services received its first grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to commence comprehensive cancer control planning in September 2003. The program has been funded annually and received funding in 2006 to begin implementation Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.
What is Comprehensive Cancer Control?
The CDC defines CCC as a collaborative process through which a community pools resources to reduce the burden of cancer that results in risk reduction, early detection, better treatment, and enhanced survivorship.
How CCC Works
CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) provides initial funds to help states, tribes, and territories to establish CCC coalitions, assess the burden of cancer, determine priorities, and develop and publish CCC Plans. Both the State of Alaska and the Alaska Native Health System published CCC Plans in 2006. In 2013 the Alaska Cancer Survivorship Resource Plan was produced as a guide for Survivorship program efforts and initiatives in Alaska.
The Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Partnership is the coalition formed in 2003 to assess the burden of cancer in Alaska and develop priorities for the state to implement. Click here to learn more about the Partnership.
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