The Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (GCCCP) is part of a national effort launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at reducing cancer-related morbidity and mortality.
Based on Healthy People 2020 National Objectives and the CDC model for Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) programs across the nation, the Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (GCCCP) is grounded in partnerships and the collective efforts of communities to reduce all cancer rates.
Prevention: To promote healthier lifestyles and support prevention policies.
Protection: To promote recommended cancer screenings and early detection.
Education: To educate populations about cancer risks and symptoms.
Support: To increase patient navigation and access to quality-oriented cancer care and social support services.
Enhance: To improve cancer survivorship and quality of life (mental and physical) among cancer residents.