Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan

NACDD is working with CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control to foster innovative public health approaches to cancer prevention. Building on past work, the purpose of this five-year project is to develop resources that will empower public health practitioners and community leaders to implement evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer risk in their communities by making it easier for people to reduce exposure to carcinogens and adopt healthy behaviors where they live, work, learn, and play.

The first year of this project was focused on three key areas:


July 23, 2020 Webinar: Supporting Family Caregivers in America: Collaborative Opportunities for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Health Departments

Webinar attendees were ask to complete a brief evaluation of the webinar. The results of those evaluations and a profile of attendees are included in this report.



During Year 2, we focused on Caregiving by convening a webinar and on Environmental Health by surveying state comprehensive cancer program directors and chronic disease directors. A summary of all activities during Year 2 is provided, including the results of the Environmental Health Survey.

Year 3 CPAL work is now population-focused, with an examination of cancer risk factors in American Indian/Alaska Natives, Hispanics and persons with adverse childhood experiences.

The Evaluation Plan will be developed and implemented over the course of the five-year project period.

More information about the previous work of the CPAL workgroup is available on the CDC website.

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