cancer control project


Funded by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, the Cancer Control Project aimed to support State Contractors and members of the Cancer Consortium in working towards policy changes that would reduce the burden of cancer throughout New York State, with two demonstration projects in Schenectady and Broome Counties.

The project focused on three initiatives that are proven to reduce incidence and prevalence of cancer among populations:

• Increasing breastfeeding through reducing prevalence of formula in doctors' offices

• Increasing the procurement of healthy foods in large institutions, such as nursing homes, and hospitals

• Increasing ease of screening for cancer through worksite policies

To support these efforts, CAI provided training, technical assistance, and materials development on subjects including:

• Why using policy and population-based health initiatives are effective at addressing public health issues

• How to mobilize the community in order to garner support and motivation for policy and environmental change

• Using the Public Health Detailing methodology to affect change

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