Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Sponsors
The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. Web portal is a collaborative effort aimed at providing access to data and resources that can help cancer control planners, health educators, program staff, and researchers design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs. The Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. is intended to help its audience achieve its shared goals:
- Reduce cancer incidence
- Reduce the number of deaths from cancer
- Enhance quality of life for cancer survivors
About the Sponsors
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health, one of eight agencies that comprise the Public Health Service in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency bringing together the resources to stimulate and support scientific discovery and its application to achieve a future when all cancers are uncommon and easily treated.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an HHS agency working to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, is the lead within CDC with respect to comprehensive cancer control program planning and services.
- The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the largest nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. The SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices has provided the review of the cancer control programs for the Research-tested Intervention Programs website.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, improve patient safety, decrease medical errors, and broaden access to essential services. This includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations on effective clinical preventive interventions: screening, counseling, and medication regimens.
- The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
P.L.A.N.E.T. Sponsors invite you and your organization to share your commitment to cancer control and contribute to
the ongoing development of Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. To learn how to get involved, contact us.