Data Resources for the Inclusion of Rural in Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

There has been an increasing call to include rural data, partners, goals, objectives and strategies in comprehensive cancer control planning. On June 7th, the Advancing Cancer and Rural Equity (ACRE) Lab, in collaboration with GHEA, hosted a webinar focused on the inclusion of rural data in comprehensive cancer control planning processes. This article provides an overview of the data sources described in that webinar and shares new rural data resources that have become available since then. These sources provide a relatively comprehensive overview of relevant data sources for comprehensive cancer control programs and coalitions to use in their planning and evaluation processes.  

Strategies to Include Rural in Cancer Control Plans (An Upcoming Webinar Series)

April marks National Cancer Control Month, a time to re-affirm our awareness of and commitment to cancer control activities. The need for rural-specific cancer prevention and control activities have been increasingly emphasized in recent years, with national recommendations focusing on reducing rural cancer mortality disparities. Learn more about our upcoming webinar series on how comprehensive cancer control plans can meaningfully include rural health in their program planning processes among states, tribal organizations and territories.