Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a federal agency for supporting research to improve the quality of health care.
- The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- The Cancer Control PLANET web portal provides access to data and resources that can help planners, program staff, and researchers to design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based cancer control programs.
- The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service provides the latest and most accurate cancer information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people--at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health.
- The Iowa Health Fact Book is a compilation of state and county statistics about health and social behaviors.
- The IDPH has made available two websites about sun safe practices that include:
- A website (www.sunsafeiowa.org) that provides information about prevention, early detection strategies and resources.
- A website that provides information regarding sun safety practices in the day care setting and a curriculum (http://go.prepareiowa.com/url/9j) to be used by day care providers to raise the awareness of the need for sun safe practices of two - five year olds and their care takers.
- The Iowa Cancer Registry (ICR) is a cancer registry that provides data and expertise for assembling and reporting cancer incidence; information regarding changes in trends; and, conducting studies in Iowa.
- Iowa's online source of cancer information www.canceriowa.org
- Lance Armstrong Foundation
- Low or No Cost Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Iowa - March 2010
- TrialCheckSM gives health-care professionals and patient advocates, a search tool for querying and screening hundreds of cancer clinical trials.
- www.uiowa.edu/iowacancermaps links to spatially adaptive (smoothed) cancer maps showing the burden of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and prostate cancer in Iowa.
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) evaluates and makes recommendations to be incorporated into primary medical care; identifies a research agenda for clinical preventive care.
For more information:
- Call 515 281-0925;
- Write: Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Iowa Department of Public Health
division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
- Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.