The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is a CDC funded national initiative through which communities and partner organizations pool resources to reduce the burden of cancer. Currently the CDC supports 50 states, the District of Columbia, 7 tribal groups and 7 U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/territories for comprehensive cancer control. The program’s priorities are to:
- Emphasize primary prevention of cancer.
- Support early detection and treatment activities.
- Address public health needs of cancer survivors.
- Implement policy, systems, and environmental changes to guide sustainable cancer control.
- Promote health equity as it relates to cancer control.
- Demonstrate outcomes through evaluation.
Since 2005, the Idaho Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has worked to address cancer through prevention, early detection and survivorship activities. This work is funded solely by the CDC and provides resources for comprehensive cancer control activities, including implementation of local and statewide evidence-based interventions, local cancer coalitions, and provides support for the Comprehensive Cancer Alliance for Idaho, as well as resources to specifically support colorectal cancer screening initiatives through health system collaboration.
The overall work of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast, lung, cervical, and skin cancers with an increased focus on colorectal cancer. The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program supports activities in local communities through partnerships with the public health districts. The public health districts work with the community to educate on and encourage the early detection of cancers. Additional work is done through health systems across the state.
For more information or if you have questions about the Idaho Comprehensive Cancer Control Program please contact Charlene Cariou at email@example.com
Cancer screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. ICCCP, CDC and the Comprehensive Cancer Alliance for Idaho (CCAI) support screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for ovarian, prostate, and skin cancers has not been shown to reduce deaths from those cancers
Other Cancer Recommendations:
- Skin Cancer: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen for skin cancer in adults. For full recommendation CLICK HERE
- Oral Cancer: The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for oral cancer in asymptomatic adults. For full recommendation CLICK HERE
- Prostate Cancer: The USPSTF recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. For full recommendation CLICK HERE
Women's Health Check provides FREE breast and cervical cancer screenings to eligible women. Visit www.womenshealthcheck.dhw.idaho.gov for more information.
Project Filter is Idaho’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Project Filter works to educate the public about the resources available to help individuals quit using tobacco.
Statewide Cancer Coalition
The Comprehensive Cancer Alliance for Idaho (CCAI) is a partnership between many dedicated individuals and organizations from healthcare and professional organizations, cancer-related and other non-profit organizations, cancer survivors, and individuals touched by cancer. CCAI was formed to achieve its goals through the development and implementation of the Idaho Comprehensive Cancer Strategic Plan.
Want to join the statewide cancer coalition, visit Comprehensive Cancer Alliance of Idaho for more information
Local Cancer Coalitions
Local cancer coalitions meet throughout the state to discuss a variety of projects and topics. Please get in touch with the coordinator in your area to find out more information on the cancer coalition in your area.
Panhandle Health District
8500 N. Atlas Road
Hayden, ID 83835
Cancer Coordinator: Erin Whitehead firstname.lastname@example.org
North Central Health District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501
Cancer Coordinator: Heidi Henson HHenson@phd2.idaho.gov
Southwest District Health
13307 Miami Lane
Caldwell, ID 83607
Cancer Coordinator: Ana Vidales Ana.Vidales@phd3.idaho.gov
Central District Health Department
707 North Armstrong Place
Boise, ID 83704-0825
Cancer Coordinator: Chakoma Haidari CHaidari@cdhd.idaho.gov
South Central Public Health
1020 Washington Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Cancer Coordinator: TBD
Southeastern Idaho Public Health
1901 Alvin Ricken Drive
Pocatello, ID 83201
Cancer Coordinator: LeAnne Salinas LSalinas@siph.idaho.gov
Eastern Idaho Public Health
1250 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Cancer Coordinator: Mimi Taylor Mimi_Taylor@eiph.idaho.gov