North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
Did you know that the highest cancer mortality rates in Florida are concentrated in the North Central Florida region? Improving access to cancer care and reducing the burden of cancer on residents in the region is the primary purpose of the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NCFCCC).
Members of NCFCCC include safety net healthcare facilities (i.e., Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, rural health clinics), primary care practices, hospices, hospitals, government agencies and a variety of community stakeholder groups.
Through online training presentations, successful grant applications, regional cancer data and communications tools (such as The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida and The Cancer Resource Blog), NCFCCC supports the region's cancer community with resources, networking opportunities and education.
The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida
Compiled by WellFlorida Council and NCFCCC, The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida lists support groups, community and caregiver resources, financial support services and tobacco cessation activities throughout the region. Organizations are encouraged to log on to the site and post their cancer related resources to share with the community. Healthcare professionals and cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will find helpful resources such as summer camps for children with cancer; sources for breast prosthesis and wigs; and medical assistance for individuals who are uninsured or under-insured, including low cost/no cost mammograms. Locate resources for these needs and more on the website www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org.
The Cancer Resource Blog
A blog primarily for local cancer-related healthcare professionals and stakeholders, The Cancer Resource Blog is intended to share information about grants, partnering opportunities, available resources, workshops and more.
Topics have included: screening recommendations for prostate and breast cancer, opportunities to earn CEUs, local cancer-related meetings, workshop announcements and requests for study participants.
Post your information and see what others in the North Central Florida cancer community are doing by visiting The Cancer Resource Blog at ncfcancercontrol.blogspot.com.
Attend the next NCFCCC Meeting
The next NCFCCC Meeting will be held on October 29, 2014.
For more information, click here.
Download the NCFCCC brochure
Download the NCFCCC Strtegic Plan
Get the region’s latest cancer report
The North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013 includes a wide range of cancer data, including crude death rates, an epidemiologic profile, cancer incidence rates for all cancers, hospital discharges and more. The report is produced by WellFlorida and covers the NCFCCC region.
Download the North Central Florida Cancer Report 2013.
Read about NCFCCC
Keep up with recent press releases regarding NCFCCC on the WellFlorida website.
Watch a video
View a video montage on the experiences of rural cancer patients and survivors in North Central Florida.