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Cancer Control Coalition

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.

The ACCCC Vision Statement

It is the vision of the ACCCC to eliminate the burden of cancer in Alabama and reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cancer in all Alabamians and build a sustainable effort for cancer prevention and control in Alabama.

The ACCCC Mission Statement

The mission of the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition is to develop and sustain a coordinated, integrated approach to reducing cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality, and to improve the quality of life and care for cancer survivors, their families, and their caregivers. The ACCCC fulfills its mission by improving access, reducing cancer disparities, advocating for public policy, and implementing the Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, which addresses primary prevention, early detection, treatment, survivorship, follow-up care and palliative care.

The mission fits well with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current priority areas, which are to emphasize primary prevention, coordinate early detection and treatment interventions, address public health needs of cancer survivors, implement policies to sustain cancer control; eliminate disparities to achieve health equity, and measure outcomes and impact through evaluation.

Since its formation in 1988, the ACCCC has built a successful history of cancer control through an integrated approach that includes prevention, early detection, treatment and palliation. Members of the ACCCC work together in assessing the state's cancer concerns, identifying priorities, locating gaps in service and education, and allocating resources efficiently.

In 2011, the ACCCC adopted a simple motto to sum up its mission moving forward: "Educate. Advocate. Participate." The research, knowledge and technology exist today to significantly reduce the impact of cancer on Alabama. It is the ACCCC's purpose to help discover, share and utilize the information and resources that can help reach that goal.

Joining the ACCCC

If you are interested in joining the ACCCC, please print and complete the Member Information Form. Upon completion of the membership information form, please send document via email as an attachment to Lakita Hawes.

Page last updated: January 9, 2024