Texas Cancer Control Toolkit - Get Organized, Get Connected, Make a Difference

Vertical Color BarVertical Color BarVertical Color BarVertical Color BarVertical Color BarVertical Color Bar 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 Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (formerly Texas Cancer Council) collaborated to create this community-level Cancer Control Toolkit.



Get Organized, Get Connected, Make a Difference



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Contents of the Texas Cancer Control Toolkit:
 

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Texas Cancer Control Toolkit (PDF)

 

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Texas Cancer Plan 2005: A statewide blueprint for cancer prevention and control in Texas, 4th Edition (PDF)

 

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Enhanced Texas Cancer Facts & Figures 2008 (PDF, 4876 KB) New!

(For more information on the enhanced version of Texas Cancer Facts & Figures 2008 and links to Excel files for figures and tables, visit the Texas Cancer Facts and Figures 2008 Enhanced PDF and Supporting Data page on the Texas Cancer Information Web site.)

 

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Coalition Building: A Healthy Community is Everyone's Business (33 MB, PDF)

 

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Cultural Competence in Cancer Care: A Health Care Professional's Passport
(Order form only. PDF)

 

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Finding the Funds to Fight Cancer - Directory of Funding Sources for Prevention and Control Projects in Texas, 2009
(PDF, 2188 KB)   New!

 

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One Hundred Different Diseases. Five Ways to Fight Back. (PDF)



Additional Toolkit Web Resources:
 

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The Cost of Cancer in Texas (PDF, 1168 KB)  New!

In 2000, The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs estimated 1998 total cancer costs to be $14.0 billion, with $4.9 billion in direct costs and $9.1 billion in indirect costs due to lost productivity from cancer morbidity and mortality. A new study conducted by a team of researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has just been completed and updates those cost estimates to reflect cancer costs in Texas for 2007.


  • Estimates indicate that the total cost of cancer in Texas in 2007 was $21.9 billion.
  • The direct cost was $10.0 billion, with $7.7 billion for cancer health care.
  • The indirect cost of cancer due to morbidity and mortality was estimated at $11.8 billion.
  • The cost of cancer-related programs in Texas from State Agencies, non-profits, and foundations was approximately $78.5 million.

This report also provides estimates of cost of cancer care for eighteen common cancers, as well as estimates of other cost components for the four most common cancers (colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer).

The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR), Texas Department of State Health Services initiated and funded this study, to update the cost of cancer in Texas for assistance in public health and health care policy making, evaluate and use its data for the first time in measuring the economic burden of cancer, and provide additional insight for further enhancing TCR data to support this important area of research.


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Consumer Health Coalition  New!
Consumer Health Coalition (CHC) is dedicated to "inspiring a consumer movement to advance health and enhance access to quality, affordable health care." We further our mission by targeting populations that are at-risk for experiencing barriers to good health and health care. This includes people with low incomes, the uninsured and underinsured, people from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds, and people with all types of disabilities.

 

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National Alliance of State Prostate Cancer Coalitions  New!
Provides support to existing state prostate cancer organizations; facilitates the development of new state prostate cancer organizations; and serves as a collective and collaborative voice to make prostate cancer a national health care priority.

 

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The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health   New!
The National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building and advocacy that focus on research, policy, education and training.

 

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National LGBT Cancer Network  New!
The National LGBT Cancer Network Is the first program in the country to address the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk.

 

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The LGBT Cancer Project - Out With Cancer  New!
The LGBT Cancer Project, OutWithCancer, works to improve the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual people diagnosed with cancer.

 

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Global Lung Cancer Coalition  New!
The Global Lung Cancer Coalition promotes global understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the right of patients to effective early detection, better treatment and supportive care. We are committed to improving disease outcomes for all.

 

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Zero - The Project to End Prostate Cancer  New!

 

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Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)  New!


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Prostate Cancer Research Institute  New!

 

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Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition  New!



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Guide to Community Preventive Services
Evidence-based recommendations for programs and policies to promote population health.

 

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Breast Cancer Resource Directory of North Carolina
Discusses issues and concerns that relate to lesbians, bisexual women and transgender individuals. Reference to "women who partner with women" is meant to encompass all of the above unless otherwise noted.

 

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Eat Smart Be Active
This site in intended to provide public health professionals, educators, and community leaders and advocates a resource for implementing evidence-based nutrition and physical activity interventions in Texas communities.

 

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Comprehensive Approaches to Cancer Control: Tool Kit
This kit, available online, is a product of The Council of State Governments (CSG's) Healthy States Initiative--a partnership between CSG and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Healthy States Initiative is designed to help state leaders access information they need to make sound decisions about public health issues.

 

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CDC's CCC Promotional Toolkit Resources
Clearly and effectively promotes the simple message that collaboration creates positive outcomes. The tools and template materials included are intended to stimulate ideas and support efforts in communicating the benefits of CCC.

 

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Theory at a Glance: A Guide For Health Promotion Practice (PDF)
Describes influential theories of health-related behaviors, processes of shaping behavior, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behavior.

 

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Pink Book - Making Health Communication Programs Work
The planning steps in this book can help make any communication program work, regardless of size, topic, geographic span, and intended audience.

 

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Texas AgriLife Extension (formerly Cooperative Extension)
Texas AgriLife Extension has many cancer control resources available on their website for cancer program planning.

 

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Texas Pediatric Society Childhood Obesity Toolkit


 

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M. D. Anderson Cancer Survivorship Portal
The objective of this website is to help cancer survivors at all stages of cancer through the physical, emotional and psychological needs of surviving cancer. The website introduces a selection of survivorship services and resources available at M. D. Anderson.

 






 

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Texas Department of State Health Services Texas Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition M. D. Anderson Cancer Center