Florida Cancer Plan
The Florida Cancer Plan (PDF 4.99 MB) was created through a collaborative effort with Florida's cancer stakeholders. The state's current cancer control efforts build on previous cancer plans' successes and are outlined to address future strategies to achieve the plan's prioritized goals. These goals include building relationships with partners, providing cancer prevention education, ensuring accessibility, and improving quality of life for all Floridians. The Plan provides an overview of the cancer burden in Florida, health disparities by population, specific behavioral and preventive measures that may reduce one's risk of cancer, and early detection techniques by 10 specific cancer sites or classifications. These cancer sites and classifications include breast, cervical, childhood, colorectal, lung, oral and pharyngeal, ovarian, prostate, and melanoma of the skin. These specific cancer sites have been included because they are either the most common cancer sites or are some of the most receptive to prevention and early detection. More importantly, when addressed through public health and policy, decreasing the incidence and mortality of these cancers reduces the burden of cancer in Florida and nationwide.
A network of dedicated individuals leads and implements these cancer efforts. They volunteer hundreds of hours annually to the governor-appointed Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council, the Florida Cancer Plan Council, and regional cancer control collaboratives.
Florida Cancer Plan 2010 - Florida's 2010 strategic plan including goals, strategies, and activities to reduce the burden of cancer for Floridians. Read a letter from the Chair of the Florida Cancer Control Research Advisory Council, Dr. Thom George.
Florida Cancer Plan Goals
Goal 1 - Infrastructure:
A coordinated approach among public and private cancer control stakeholders to implement cancer activities statewide
Goal 2 - Prevention:
Floridians practice the healthy behaviors associated with prevention of cancer or to reduce risk
Goal 3 - Access/Treatment:
Floridians have access to appropriate health information and effective health services for the timely detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer
Goal 4 - Survivorship:
Floridians affected by cancer are aware of and have access to quality, appropriate services for quality of life, palliative care, and survivorship
- Policy Legislation
- Environmental Factors
- Patient Navigation
- Oral (head & neck)
2012-2013 Florida Cancer Plan Priority Strategies
Read more about the 2012-2013 Florida Cancer Plan Priority Strategies for the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council and the Florida Cancer Plan Council.
Florida Cancer Plan Guide 2010
The Florida Cancer Plan Guide: Building Blocks to Reduce the Burden and Enhance Cancer Collaboratives is a roadmap for Florida's stakeholders and leaders in addressing the state's cancer burden.
The intent of this Guide is to provide a structure and unified process for both new and established cancer collaboratives in Florida. It directs cancer efforts by:
- Providing an infrastructure for cancer control efforts
- Creating synergy among cancer partners
- Review data
- Mapping out a process for determining action steps
- Align resources
- Review and assess programmatic efforts and outcomes
- Providing instruction on practical information and sample tools
The Guide includes an overview of the CDC's national and the Florida cancer control programs, information on the CDC's building blocks model, and step-by-step instructions for creating an Action Plan for regional cancer control collaboratives. Regional cancer collaborative partners are encouraged to use this Guide in coordination with the Florida Cancer Plan to tailor local cancer control efforts.