The Community Cancer Coalitions database has been established to help keep cancer stakeholders up to date regarding local cancer control efforts across the state. The information listed is based on each coalition's responses to questions on the annual Community Cancer Coalitions Database Update survey.
Included in the listings are coalition contact information, member organizations, vision/mission, major activities, Texas counties served and which Goal(s) of the Texas Cancer Plan are addressed by the coalition. Every effort is made to keep all profiles current. However, we cannot guarantee that all contact information is current.
Help keep Texans informed about what's going on in the fight against cancer by including your information here. It's free, with no obligation - ever. To add your information, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Select region served or physical location and Texas Cancer Plan goal addressed. After you have made all of your selections, click on the Submit Query button. Search results will be listed in alphabetical order by city.
Texas Cancer Information is providing a Community Events page where community cancer coalitions can post information about upcoming meetings and events. The Community Events page, at http://www.texascancer.info/communityevents.html, will also provide information on cancer prevention, screening and educational events that may be of interest to coalition members and their communities.
To have your meeting or event posted here, please e-mail Texas Cancer Information at email@example.com.
The Profile documents are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Reader to view the documents.
The Texas Cancer Control Toolkit helps your community organize to heighten awareness of cancer issues, save lives and, ultimately, decrease the burden of cancer. Communities can impact cancer incidence and mortality rates by applying a comprehensive approach in a collaborative environment. To maximize the impact of state resources, the Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition (TCCCC), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Cancer Council (TCC), which is now the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT),
collaborated to create this community-level Cancer Control Toolkit.
One component of the Toolkit is the publication Coalition Building: A Healthy Community is Everyone's Business. The manual presents stages of coalition development in separate sections. Each section contains
Texas Cancer Information provides information on cancer funding resources to help Texas cancer stakeholders identify funding for their cancer control efforts across the state. This page provides Tips from the Texas Cancer Control Toolkit, Finding the Funds to Fight Cancer - Directory of Funding Sources for Prevention and Control Projects in Texas, 2009, a Sample Funding Solicitation Letter and descriptions of and links to Helpful Web Resources.
To help Texans better understand issues surrounding access to health care services, Texas Cancer Information is now providing easy access to United States, Texas, and Texas county-level poverty and median income estimates.
The poverty and median income estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch, release date December 2008. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program produces annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all states, counties, and school districts. The main objective of the SAIPE program is to provide estimates of income and poverty for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions.
To help Texans better understand issues surrounding access to health care services, Texas Cancer Information is now providing easy access to estimates for the number of insured and uninsured in Texas and in each Texas county.
The health insurance estimates are from the U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, that were revised August 3, 2009. The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program develop model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for counties and states, building upon the work of the U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program. The program is partially funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).
The Texas Cancer Facts & Figures 2008 publication represents the collaboration of several key Texas partners including:
The partnership publication is intended to assist healthcare organizations, health professionals, community groups, and others who are working to reduce the burden of cancer in Texas. It may also be of interest to policy-makers, advocates, and news organizations who seek detailed, easy-to-read information about the impact of cancer on Texans.
The Texas Cancer Facts and Figures 2008 Enhanced PDF and Supporting Data page also provides direct links to the background data for the tables and figures, full size PDF maps, the unedited Texas Cancer Facts & Figures 2008 and a bookmarked version of Texas Cancer Facts & Figures 2004.