Summary of Our Work

Summary of Our Work


The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

For more than twenty years, the American Cancer Society has worked with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) to provide quality technical assistance and training to the 65 grantees of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP). NCCCP grantees are charged with developing, implementing, and evaluating state-wide cancer control plans that focus coalition efforts on evidence-based strategies that impact cancer prevention and control across the cancer continuum.The ACS Comprehensive Cancer Control team provides training and technical assistance to these 65 NCCCP grantees through a variety of venues including webinars, tool kits, in-person trainings, and virtual workshops.

Identifying CCC Priorities and Needs

Developing the CCC Capacity of Local Partners

  • Facilitated Partnerships with Local Health Departments. NACCHO conducted three national surveys of local health departments and provided multiple resources to its members, including CCC-specific resources. NACCHO also conducted seven webinars for programs and coalitions.

Enhancing Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent and Control Cancer

  • Individualized Technical Assistance. ACS provided customized technical assistance to several teams in under-served areas.
  • Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change (PSE) Initiatives. ACS provided technical assistance to seven teams that participated in the PSE pilot project. A PSE Guide was also created.
  • Colorectal Cancer Links of Care. ACS and the NCCRT held a pilot project and a national meeting to improve Links of Care for under-served populations. The NCCRT held two follow-up Links of Care webinars to share lessons learned.
  • Colorectal Cancer Cost-Modeling Technical Assistance. ACS and the NCCRT held a national cost-modeling survey and workshop to assess the needs and features of a preferred cost-modeling tool for colorectal cancer screening.

Enhancing Communication Strategies to Promote CCC Success Stories