Comprehensive Cancer Control


Project Description

Alabama’s cancer incidence rate and cancer mortality rate for both males and females are significantly higher than the national rates. The Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (ACCCC) is a statewide network of physicians, organizations, medical groups, cancer patients, cancer survivors and interested individuals dedicated to reducing the impact and burden of cancer on Alabama. ACCCC, supported by administrators at the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), partners with ISSR to evaluate implementation and outcomes of the ongoing activities and operations of the ACCCC and the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (ACCCP). Findings from the evaluation are shared with stakeholders and legislators to facilitate education of the population regarding early detection of cancer, the reduction of risk factors that contribute to cancer, and the improvement of the quality of life for cancer survivors, as well as program improvements.