About the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
An integrated and coordinated approach to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer by preventing it, finding it early, treating it and caring for those who have it is the approach by the ODH Cancer Program.
Several programs in the department work together with partners outside ODH to reduce the burden of cancer in many ways.
We want to help Ohioans know more about cancer and how to prevent it, find it early and get treatment if needed. Working with the American Cancer Society, information is shared through printed materials on television and radio, and by collaborating with partners such as Ohio’s various medical schools, health professionals and other groups.
By working together, we truly will make a difference in the health and quality of life in our state.
The Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020
Ohio's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2015-2020 (The Cancer Plan) is a strategic plan to reduce the cancer burden in the state. It is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning a wide range of health and social disciplines that can play a role in controlling cancer. Several aspects of the cancer continuum are addressed. These aspects include primary prevention, screening and early detection, and patient-centered services involving treatment, quality of life and end-of-life care.
The Cancer Plan has three guiding principles that cut across all three goals and related objectives:
Make data-driven decisions;
Use evidence-based interventions, and;
Identify and address cancer disparities and achieve health equity.
The Cancer Plan's strategies are intended to direct collective efforts toward specific and measurable objectives that will reduce the cancer burden in Ohio. Many of the outcomes will have benefits extending beyond cancer to other leading causes of death, as it aligns with the statewide chronic disease plan, "Ohio's Plan to Prevent and Reduce Chronic Disease: 2014-2018".
Ohio Department of Health
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 728-7418
Fax: (614) 564-2409