The Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is a program within DPH's Division of Community-Based Prevention and Care. The program is funded by CDC as part of its National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The CDC describes the program as:
In 1998, CDC established the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), which provided seed money and technical support for the development and implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) plans. Today, CDC funds CCC programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, seven tribes and tribal organizations, and seven U.S. territories. CCC is a collaborative process through which a community and its partners pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer.
The NCCCP's success is grounded in partnerships that reach across traditional divides to make CCC a reality in communities across the nation. CCC coalitions form an army of dedicated laypersons, professionals, and cancer survivors who share expertise, resources, and ideas to tackle priorities that are too broad to confront alone. The result is a powerful network of groups across the nation, working to reduce cancer and improve survivors' quality of life.
- NCCCP's approach is that each state determines its own leadership and implementation model. In Massachusetts, we maintain the statewide Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Coalition (MCCC) which has three tiers of engagement: Leadership Group, Committees, and general membership. You can learn more about the MCCC here.