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About the Consortium


The Iowa Cancer Consortium is a partnership of health care providers, public health professionals, caregivers, researchers, cancer survivors, volunteers, and many other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa. Learn about our members.


What Does the Iowa Cancer Consortium Do?

  • Establishes and grows partnerships between individuals and organizations, enhancing partners' abilities to help reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa.
  • Provides a neutral setting for agencies competing for the same funding and patient base to work together to advance common cancer control issues. 
  • Leverages state funds to the fullest extent by using the expertise of volunteers and members. 
  • Provides technical assistance and capacity building for cancer control work at the local level. 
  • Provides funding through a competitive grants process to programs and projects that advance priorities in the Iowa Cancer Plan.
  • Provides free or reduced-cost cancer control materials and trainings within Iowa. 
  • Holds Iowa's only state-wide cancer control conference, connecting health-care providers, researchers, public health officials, private sector representatives, survivors, legislators, social workers, caregivers, and other Iowans to talk about cancer and exchange best practices. 
Check out our end-of-year highlights for overviews of Consortium accomplishments. 

Consortium members are the life force of the organization and guide its activities. Staff provide support every step of the way.
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Learn about the different ways to get involved with the Iowa Cancer Consortium.

How is the Iowa Cancer Consortium Funded?

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Iowa Cancer Consortium is funded primarily through a state appropriation to the Iowa Department of Public Health, as well as a number of other outside grants and contracts. 


The Iowa Cancer Plan

 
CancerPlanCover.JPG   The Consortium's activities are guided by the Iowa Cancer Plan, developed by the consortium and its partners. The plan is intended to be a road map for cancer control work throughout Iowa. The goals of the plan are:
  • Prevent cancer from occurring whenever possible.
  • Detect cancer at its earliest stages.
  • Improve the accessibility, availability and quality of cancer treatment services and programs.
  • Ensure the highest possible quality of life for all Iowans affected by cancer.
  • Identify and eliminate cancer health disparities.
Learn more about the Iowa Cancer Plan, and read about cancer control work across the state.