What is CCRAB?

  • The Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council, also known as “CCRAB,” was established by the Legislature in 1979 to advise the Legislature, Governor, and Surgeon General on how to reduce the cancer burden in Florida. CCRAB exists in Florida Statute 1004.435

     

  • The Council monitors cancer trends and disparities, and also evaluates and promotes effective interventions to help in cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. Additionally, the Council develops position papers on cancer-related legislation and state policy issues.

     

  • CCRAB has the ability to thoroughly cover these areas through its four established goal committees and their strategies and priorities:
    • GOAL I--DEVELOP SYSTEM CAPACITY
      • A coordinated approach among public and private cancer control stakeholders to implement cancer activities statewide
    • GOAL II--PREVENTION
      • Floridians practice the healthy behaviors associated with prevention of cancer or to reduce risk
    • GOAL III--TREATMENT & ACCESS TO CARE
      • Floridians have access to appropriate health information and effective health services for the timely detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer
    • GOAL IV--SURVIVORSHIP
      • Floridians affected by cancer are aware of and have access to quality, appropriate services for quality of life, palliative care, and survivorship

     

  • The full 2012-2013 Florida Cancer Plan Priorities and Strategies can be found here

     

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