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Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control, through the Florida Department of Health, the Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (NEFCCC) seeks to educate and empower communities on cancer prevention and treatment and collect data to determine the greatest cancer-related needs. The NEFCCC will develop plans and perform actions to meet these needs.
***NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 19th; 8:00 - 9:00am; Orange Park Medical Center (2001 Kingsley Ave, Orange Park, FL 32073).
Note: The May meeting has been cancelled.
Online Cancer Resource Guide:
The Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative will develop an online cancer resource guide similar to the North Central Florida online cancer resource guide to provide cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and patient navigators with a single source to find resources available in the area. The resource guide will include information on financial assistance, support groups, tobacco cessation, and caregiver resources, among other information. To list your organization or resource in the NE FL Online Cancer Resource Guide, please complete the survey, accessed via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEFCCC_CancerResourceGuide
Patient Navigation Toolkit:
The Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative will perform tasks associated with the development of a Patient Navigation Toolkit to assist cancer patients in underserved populations with cancer diagnosis and care, including advocacy if desired by the patient. The NEFCCC is conducting a Patient Navigation Community Survey for cancer patients, caregivers of cancer patients, and providers of cancer care and treatment. Please take, distribute, and promote the survey, access via this link:
Announcements from the April 2013 meeting
The NEFCCC will be at the 2013 Caregiver Expo on Saturday, April 20th!
There will be a Survivorship Celebration on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00am - noon at the Orange Park Cancer Center. If you would like to attend, please register www.opcc.survivorshipcelebration.com or call 904-365-5179.
Save-the-date for the 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Symposium - Saturday, October 5, 2013.
The Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative is actively seeking Committee Members for the following committees. Committee members do not need to be regular attendees of Collaborative meetings.
1. Access to Care
2. Cancer Risk Reduction
3. Survivorship and Quality of Life
4. Networking and Communications
For more infomation about any of the above announcements, please contact Susan at Susan_Cohn@hpcnef.org.
Planning and initiatives of the NEFCCC are in alignment with the Florida Cancer Plan 2010 Goals, and more specifically, the 2012-2013 Florida Cancer Plan Priority Strategies (link provided below).
Florida Cancer Plan 2010 Goals
Goal 1: A coordinated approach among public and private cancer control stakeholders to implement cancer activities statewide
Goal 2: Floridians practice the healthy behaviors associated with prevention of cancer or to reduce risk.
Goal 3: Floridians have access to appropriate health information and effective health services for the timely detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer
Goal 4: Floridians affected by cancer are aware of and have access to quality, appropriate services for quality of life, palliative care, and survivorship
State of Florida, Quick Links and Resources:
NE Florida Counts