The Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Control Network is a program within DPH's Office of Clinical and Preventive Services. 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 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. Comprehensive cancer control (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 have three tiers of engagement: Steering Committee, Work Groups, and the Network.