Local Comprehensive Cancer Control Toolkit
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Capacity Solutions

A coalition’s success is directly affected by its capacity to function. Elements of capacity include leadership, funding, staff, partnership, and coalition communication infrastructure. State CCC coalitions can help local partners, like local health departments (LHDs), be creative with limited funding to build their capacity. Read on to learn solutions for building your capacity for local-level cancer control.

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    Support Local Health Departments in Leading CCC Efforts

    To carry out CCC efforts successfully, it is essential to support local health departments (LHDs) in providing leadership that leverages organizational commitment to CCC from both the senior management and program level. Help LHDs foster commitment to CCC by prioritizing strategic planning of CCC efforts, grant seeking, and budgeting to support CCC activities. MORE

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    Encourage Local Health Departments to Partner with State CCC Coalitions

    Local Health Departments (LHDs)who partner with their state's CCC coalition can expand the capacity of their CCC efforts. Such partnerships provide opportunities to expand partnerships and resources. LHDs can partner with their state's CCC coalition by aligning local cancer prevention efforts with the larger statewide cancer plan. MORE

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    Integrate CCC Coalition Efforts with Other Chronic Disease Prevention Efforts Across Jurisdictions

    As LHDs and state CCC coalitions partner to address the cancer burden in their communities, they must consider how cancer control fits into the broader realm of chronic disease prevention. Integrated chronic disease prevention has the biggest potential to help LHDs maximize limited resources to make a significant impact on cancer and many other chronic diseases affecting their communities.MORE

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    Secure Resources

    In the current economic climate, CCC coalitions have to find creative ways to address the cancer burden in their communities with limited funding and a diminished workforce. A coalition must have capacity to function effectively, which includes expertise, human resources, and financial resources.MORE

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    Organize for Success

    Cancer coalitions must have a strong planning, decision-making, and communications infrastructure to support priority setting and manage the dissemination of information and resources to members and constituentsMORE