The Florida Department of HealthApplication for Cancer Prevention and Control ProgramsFor States, Territorial and Tribal Organizations The Florida Department of Health's application for the funding opportunity announcement DP17-1701 Cancer Prevention and Control Programs for States, Territorial and Tribal Organizations institutionalized a platform for the coordination and integration of long-standing cancer control activities at the state and local level. This continuation of collaboration expectations will be further enhanced by greater integration among cancer programs four components, the Florida Breast and Cervical Early Detection Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Control, the National Program of Cancer Registries. Programs will underscore increased coordination by emphasizing a stronger planning and evaluation focus over the next five years.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated goals to: ? To provide a comprehensive and coordinated approach to inform policy, systems, and environmental changes that decrease cancer burden? Support high quality breast and cervical cancer screening services, statewide cancer coalitions and implementing cancer plan priorities at state and local levels? Monitor cancer burden through surveillance Florida intends to meet these goals by strengthening cancer networks across the state and coordinating initiatives that utilize recommended evidence-based strategies and address disparities within the cancer burden data. A higher level of data detail will be collected and analyzed to improve policy, systems, and environmental changes in cancer prevention and control and inform local interventions accordingly. Florida is well positioned to respond to this opportunity since the current four CDC funded programs for cancer control are integrated and are managed cooperatively. Florida has long-established relationships with partner organizations, experienced staff in all key program components, pr
oven program services delivery procedures to enhance community and clinical linkages, integration of cancer data and registry staff in planning and execution of efforts, and clearly identified priority goals from the 2015 Florida Cancer Plan. Efforts are developed in collaboration with a statewide cancer council (the Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council), sixteen regional coordinators who network with providers and community partners to recruit eligible women for breast and cervical cancer screenings, and six regional cancer control collaboratives who develop priority objectives and strategies.The Cancer Program will further the CDC goals and the Florida Cancer Plan priorities facilitated by agreements with Florida's Health Councils, County Health Departments, and Federally Qualified Health Centers and in coordination with the state's cancer councils, collaboratives, and previous and new health partners.