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.

Year One Project Focus 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.



Year 2 Project Focus Areas

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 and Year 4 Project Focus Areas

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

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

Year 4

Adverse Childhood Experiences

A series of interviews with subject matter experts and a literature search to help identify the potential role of the field of chronic disease prevention and health promotion in preventing and mitigating ACEs.

American Indian/Alaska Native

This site includes a systematic review of the literature to create a map of available evidence on the literature from 2020-2021. The purpose of the original review was to characterize the current state of the literature around social determinants of health and cancer in AIAN populations. This site also includes results of webinars and listening sessions with tribal elders and leaders.

Environmental Health

In collaboration with the CDC Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan workgroup, NACDD is hosting a series of webinars. This first webinar provides an overall view and background on the topic of environmental chemcials and cancer prevention. 

The following webinars are planned for 2022:

  • Evidence-based/evidence-informed interventions
  • Policies and partnerships
  • Social determinants of health and environmental justice


This site includes a literature search and data sources spreadsheet that identifies state and national databases and publicly available resources. Data of interest include health (particularly cancer and cancer risk factor data), residency, employment, and similar data.

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