CHALLENGE: To continually support progress and improvement in the implementation of state, tribe/tribal organization, and territory comprehensive cancer control plans.
SHARED GOAL: (1) Actively engage coalitions in the local implementation of C-Change strategies related to research and health system transformation, (2) Facilitate the engagement of C-Change members in CCC Coalitions, and (3) Support the collaborative efforts of the CCC National Partnership (CCCNP) in providing training and technical assistance to coalitions.
The CCC Movement
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, 7 tribal groups, and 7 U.S. Associated Pacific Islands/territories have now established Comprehensive Cancer Control programs, plans, and coalitions. The CCC programs identify and address opportunities for reducing cancer risk, improving access to quality treatment, and improving quality of life for cancer survivors. CCC coalitions are comprised of community leaders, experts, and advocates from all sectors that work collaboratively to develop and carry out cancer plans. To date, measurable improvements in risk reduction, treatment access, and quality of life have been achieved through coalition efforts.
Realizing the Potential of CCC Coalitions through Strategic Alliances
To C-Change, CCC coalitions represent a major force for change at the state and local level. In complementary efforts and through the CCC National Partnership, C-Change continues to support coalitions by providing training, technical assistance, tools, and resources that leaders can adapt and apply in a manner that is unique to their needs and culture.
The full potential for CCC coalitions can be realized with greater participation by leaders from all three sectors. CCC Coalitions offer an opportunity for strategic alliances to advance CCC plan goals that are aligned with the mission and business objectives of coalition partners.
What can leaders and organizations
offer to a CCC Coalition?
What benefit will leaders and organizations
derive from a strategic alliance with CCC coalitions?
- Influence/access to decision makers
- In-kind and funding resources for CCC plan implementation
- Coordinated efforts that achieve shared goals
- Enhance achievement of shared goals
- Increase employee and customer wellness resources
- Manage healthcare cost
- Promote awareness of your goals or services related to shared goals
- Access grassroots advocates and other experts
- Increase community presence
Realizing the Reach of C-Change
C-Change recently conducted a survey of the membership to assess the presence of each member’s organization at the state, regional, and local level. Through chapters, affiliates, regional offices, and staff representatives, the results illustrated a presence in XX States. However, only XX% of respondents reported that someone from their organization is participating in a CCC Coalition. [final chart and other data highlights pending – chart is just a placeholder]
Through greater involvement by C-Change members and the reach of each member’s organization, CCC coalitions could strengthen and accelerate their impact on communities across the country.
- Get involved
- Join a local coalition and become actively engaged in their agenda
- Member Example – Armin Weinberg, PhD, past chair of the Texas Cancer Alliance
- Get your organization involved
- Establish participation expectations for your employees, members, and/or afﬁliates
- Member Example - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer expects its members who serve as state chairs to become involved in their respective CCC coalitions
- Promote beneﬁts of coalition involvement
- Highlight beneﬁts of and opportunities for engaging with CCC coalitions to your audiences
- Member Example - Oncology Nursing Society highlights and encourages
participation in CCC coalitions to their members
- Partner with C-Change on our CCC Initiative
Advisory Committee Chair:
William (Bill) Todd
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