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The Iowa Cancer Plan calls for partnerships between organizations, coalitions, businesses, and individuals to maximize resources and reduce duplication.

Coordination, cooperation, and partnership are essential to a comprehensive approach to cancer. In the spirit of collaboration, this plan aligns with other organizations' plans and goals when possible.

Check out work that's being done in Iowa to support collaboration:

  A Conversation About HPV (2014), Statewide  
  A Summer of No "Frydays" (2016), Sioux County, IA   
  Acceptability of Using Telehealth Technologies as part of a Cancer Symptom Management Program in a Community Cancer Clinic (FY 2016), Jefferson County  
  Active Ottumwa (2016), Ottumwa, IA  
  Addressing HPV Vaccine Disparities in Iowa (2014), Johnson County, IA  
  An Academic-Community Partnership to Promote Cancer Health Equality Among Latinos In Iowa (2014), West Liberty, IA  
  Be Sun Safe (2014), Sioux City, IA  
  Body & Soul: Train the Trainer (2012), Statewide  
  Breast Health Summit (2012), Cedar Rapids, IA  
  Cancer Screening and Education At The Iowa State Fair (2015), Des Moines, IA  
  Caregivers Quality of Life Retreat (2013), Cedar Rapids/Eastern Iowa  
  "Celebrating Survivorship" Blood Cancer Symposium (2014), Des Moines, IA  
  Cervical Cancer Free Iowa (ongoing), Statewide  
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative using FluFOBT Model, Central IA  
  Colorectal Cancer Screening Kit Giveaway (2012), Waterloo, IA  
  Colorectal Screening and Education for Rural Residents (2016), Poweshiek County  
  Commission on Cancer Leadership Education, West Des Moines, IA  
  Community and Worksite Mentoring Project (2012), Statewide  
  Don't Fry - Apply! (2017), Calhoun County, IA  
  Ensuring Health in All Iowa Planning Policies (2015), Statewide  
  Farm Progress Show Health and Safety Tent, Boone, IA  
  Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2014)  
  Free Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening (2016), Ft. Dodge, IA  
  Fun in the Sun! (2017), Johnson County  
  HPV Vaccines for Teens: Taking Shots Against Cancer, Cerro Gordo County, IA  
  Identifying and Understanding How to Address the Gaps in Care Experienced by Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Patients at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (2017), Iowa City  
  Importance of FIT Screening (2012), Statewide  
  Increasing Access to Quality Lung Cancer Screening in the Community Hospital Setting (2014), Pottawattamie County, IA  
  Iowa Palliative Care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills (2014), Iowa City  
  Iowa Palliative Care Project: Enhancing Clinical Communication Skills 2 (2016), Des Moines  
  Iowa Radon Project (2014), Statewide  
  It's Your Skin Iowa (2016), Statewide   
  Jasper County Sun Safety (2016), Jasper County, IA   
  Jasper County Sun Safety (County Fair) (2016), Colfax, IA  
  Marshalltown Family Aquatic Center (2016), Marshalltown, IA  
  Native American Cancer Support Group Training (2012), West Des Moines, IA  
  Obesity, Physical Inactivity, and Cancer: Let's Raise the Awareness (FY14), Ottumwa, IA  
  Protect From Those Rays and You'll Have Great Days (2017), Spirit Lake, IA   
  Psycho-Social Care Conference: Integrating Treatment of the Whole Person (2012), Cedar Rapids, IA  
  Radon-Free Homes Initiative (2013), Des Moines, IA  
  Radon in Iowa (2012), Statewide  
  Radon: The Silent Killer (2013), Cedar Rapids, IA  
  Rediscovering the Joy in Eating: A Tasting and Learning Event (2012), Polk County, IA  
  Rediscovering the Joy in Eating: A Tasting and Learning Event in Eastern Iowa (FY13), Eastern Iowa  
  Reduce Sunburns in Dallas County! (2016), Dallas County, IA   
  Relay for Life (2016), Des Moines Metro Area  
  Safe Fair Fun in the Sun (2016), Palo Alto County, IA  
  Safe Routes to School Fun in Northeast Iowa: Promoting Physical Activity and Safety Among Youth (FY15), Northeast, IA  
  Safe Sun for Children (2016), Shelby County, IA  
  See Your Sunscreen! (2016), Iowa City, IA   
  Shield the Homeless (2016), Council Bluffs, IA  
  Skin Cancer Awareness Project for Teens, Des Moines, IA  
  Sun Safety (2012), Linn County, IA  
  Sun Safety & Minor League Baseball (2012), Statewide  
  Sun Safety: Project Sunscreen, Camp Foster (2016), Okoboji, IA  
  Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Screening at the 2012 Farm Progress Show, Boone, IA  
  Sun Safety RAGBRAI, Statewide  

Image of 2012-2017 Iowa Cancer Plan. Click here to access the entire document.

Additional Over-Arching Issues

Policy and Systems

Iowa Cancer Plan Goals

Goal 1: Prevention
Goal 2: Screening
Goal 3: Treatment
Goal 4: Quality of Life
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