The Cancer Council: A Space for Leadership and Collaboration

NACDD’s Cancer Council promotes communication and action between CDC, the National Cancer Institute, and awardees, making it easier for awardees to fulfill grant requirements and achieve success.

Recently, the Council’s Leadership Team, a collective voice for all Cancer Council Members, organized and hosted listening sessions for Program Directors of the four CDC-funding National Cancer Prevention and Control Programs: National Breast and Cervical Control Early Detection Program; National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program; Colorectal Cancer Control Program; and National Program of Cancer Registries. The purpose of the listening sessions was to gain insights from program staff on the relationship dynamics between National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and CDC National Cancer Prevention and Control Program awardees. NACDD and the Council’s Leadership Team are compiling the responses and plan to share the findings with Council Members soon.

The Cancer Council also provides its Members ongoing opportunities to be a leader in cancer control and prevention through its workgroups. The Council’s five workgroups:

  • convene Members to discuss states of practice issues,
  • serve as peer sounding boards for discussing facilitators and barriers to implementing evidence-based interventions,
  • provide professional development opportunities, and
  • are forums for awardees to connect with CDC staff around specific topics.

CDC-funded program staff from State, Tribal, Territorial, and Commonwealth Health Departments, as well as academic institutions can become more involved with Council activities in multiple ways. If you want to build your resume, strengthen your leadership skills, and connect with peers from around the country, consider any of the below opportunities.

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