Arizona Project Abstract SummaryCancer is the leading cause of death in Arizona. Over the past ten years, Arizona has addressed this burden by increasingly integrating the Well Woman HealthCheck Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, and the Arizona Cancer Registry at the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). A renewed partnership with the ADHS Office of Chronic Disease will enhance this integration over the course of the five year grant award. Program 1: NBCCEDP ? Well Woman HealthCheck Program (WWHP) in ArizonaThe WWHP is an efficient and effective model of the NBCCEDP. In the next five years, the WWHP will strive to increase the care coordination of insured patients while also collecting patient-level data to demonstrate timely access to diagnostic and treatment services. The WWHP will continue to work with all federally qualified community health centers (FQHCs), FQHC Look-Alikes, and county health departments to increase cancer screening rates and improve data quality. WWHP will also implement strategies from the Project ECHO model to enhance the capacity of rural providers addressing complex breast and cervical diagnostic issues. At the end of the five year award, the WWHP will be viewed by the clinical community as a source of high-quality technical assistance and guidance for improving the quality and timeliness of care in Arizona?s cancer community.Program 2: Comprehensive Cancer Control ? The Arizona Cancer Coalition and CCCPThe Arizona Cancer Coalition has taken an active stance in addressing Arizona?s cancer burden. Coalition work groups have created their own action plans and will continue to work together to implement activities across the state. In the next five years, the CCC Program and the Arizona Cancer Coalition also anticipate working on several new projects, including the creation of a Cancer Control Plan specific to one Arizona tribe. To achieve this, ADHS commits to providing technical assistan
ce and financial support to define the tribe?s cancer burden, convene stakeholders to describe data findings, select priorities, and determine specific action items. Further, the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease will support the production of a multi-million dollar marketing campaign focused on the link between smoking and cancer, which will ultimately seek to reduce tobacco use, cancer incidence, and cancer mortality in our state. Program 3: Arizona Cancer RegistryThe Arizona Cancer Registry (ACR) will collect and disseminate quality cancer surveillance data and enhance the use of cancer data in a coordinated approach for state planning. In the next five years, the registry will work with internal cancer and chronic disease partners, the Melanoma Task Force (Advisory Committee), and other external stakeholders in promoting the use of data to drive evidence-based interventions. The ACR will use the data to report on incidence trends, identify disparities, and describe the cancer burden. The registry will improve processes to enhance operations in meeting the CDC NPCR Program Standards with a special focus on expanding electronic cancer reporting.