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Are you or your organization doing work that supports a goal, priority, strategy, action step, or over-arching issue in the Iowa Cancer Plan? Share your work below.

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Please indicate the goal, priority, and/or strategy within the Iowa Cancer Plan that your project relates to (check all that apply):

Goal 1: Whenever possible, prevent cancer from occurring.
Priority I:
Strategy A: Build or sustain coalitions with key stakeholders to enhance cancer prevention activities.
  (Goal 1:)
Priority II: Decrease tobacco use.
Strategy A: Decrease the prevalence of tobacco among young people.
Strategy B: Reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
Strategy C: Decrease smoking prevalence.
  (Goal 1:)
Priority III: Improve physical activity and nutrition.
 
Strategy A: Increase the percentage of Iowans who participate in recommended amounts of physical activity.
 
Strategy B: Increase the percantage of Iowans who follow healthy eating patterns, including a diet rich in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Strategy C: Increase screening of and treatment for obesity.
  (Goal 1:)
 
Priority IV: Follow nationally recognized guidelines to increase vaccination rates for all vaccines demonstrated to reduce the risk of cancer.  
 
Strategy A: Increase community awareness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
 
Strategy B: Increase access to the HPV vaccination series among populations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
Strategy C: Implement health-care system strategies to increase vaccination rates and vaccination series completion rates.
  (Goal 1:)
Priority V: Increase protective behaviors from sun/ultraviolet exposure.
Strategy A: Increase educational and policy approaches related to sun/UV protective behaviors in outdoor settings.
Strategy B: Decrease the use of tanning beds.
  (Goal 1:)
Priority VI: Decrease environmental exposures to radon and other substances linked to cancer.
Strategy A: Decrease exposure to radon.
Strategy B: Decrease environmental exposures to other substances linked to cancer, and conduct research to increase the evidence base.
  (Goal 1:)
Priority VII: Increase the number of Iowans who receive a cancer risk assessment.
Strategy A: Increase access to cancer risk assessments.
Strategy B: Educate providers and consumers about assessing cancer risk.
Strategy C: Increase the number of qualified professionals who offer cancer risk assessments.
   
Goal 2: If cancer does occur, find it in its earliest stages.
Priority I: Encourage the public to follow screening recommendations.
Strategy A: Use multiple communication methods to educate the public on recommended cancer screening.
Strategy B: Use multiple communication methods to encourage individuals to get screened.
  (Goal 2:)
Priority II: Increase access to quality recommended cancer screenings.
Strategy A: Decrease financial barriers to cancer screenings.
Strategy B: Decrease geographic barriers to cancer screenings.
Strategy C: Work with community groups to research and identify other barriers to cancer screenings.
  (Goal 2:)
Priority III: Implement health-care system-based strategies to increase cancer screening rates.
Strategy A: Increase delivery of education about recommended cancer screenings from health-care providers to their patient populations.
Strategy B: Increase the use of office-based systems that inform patients of screening options and facilitate patient compliance.
Strategy C: Encourage health plans to educate members, employers, and providers on recommended cancer screenings.
   
Goal 3: Improve the accessibility, availability, and quality of cancer treatment services and programs.
Priority I: Increase coordination of cancer early-detection and treatment activities.
Strategy A: Build or sustain coalitions with key stakeholders who can help enhance early-detection and cancer treatment activities.
  (Goal 3:)
Priority II: Increase access to cancer treatment.
Strategy A: Increase the number of Iowans with health benefits.
Strategy B: Reduce barriers to health-care access.
  (Goal 3:)
Priority III: Increase the availability of cancer treatment.
Strategy A: Attract and retain health-care providers.
Strategy B: Increase resources to health-care facilities.
  (Goal 3:)
Priority IV: Implement system-based health-care strategies to improve quality cancer care.
Strategy A: Increase the number of Iowans receiving treatment in accordance with national practice standards.
Strategy B: Increase the number of cancer centers accredited by national accrediting entities.
Strategy C: Increase transparency in cancer treatment outcome reporting.
Strategy D: Increase the number of patients provided with a summary of their cancer care plan.
  (Goal 3:)
Priority V: Increase awareness of and participation in cancer clinical trials.
Strategy A: Develop and promote public health-care provider education campaigns to promote cancer clinical trial research.
Strategy B: Provide a statewide webpage with information regarding cancer clinical trials.
Strategy C: Increase participation in clinical trials.
   
Goal 4: Ensure optimal quality of life for people impacted by cancer.
Priority I: Increase awareness and knowledge of issues relevant to people impacted by cancer.
Strategy A: Educate target populations about quality-of-life concerns in cancer survivors.
Strategy B: Increase health-care provider awareness and knowledge of quality-of-life issues.
  (Goal 4:)
Priority II: Increase access to quality-of-life services.
Strategy A: Increase access to quality clinical services for cancer survivors.
Strategy B: Ensure the availability of quality-of-life services.
Strategy C: Identify and evaluate financial barriers to quality-of-life services.
Strategy D: Increase the number of people living with cancer who are offered and use survivorship care plans.
Strategy E: Ensure the provision of adequate psychosocial services starting from diagnosis throughout the course of life.
Strategy F: Identify and reduce language and cultural barriers Iowans face when accessing and using quality-of-life services.
  (Goal 4:)
Priority III: Enhance the quality and reach of survivorship research.
Strategy A: Develop, enhance, and use cancer surveillance data to define the scope, needs, and health behaviors of cancer survivors.
Strategy B: Use evidence-based quality-of-life interventions and programs, and conduct research to further the evidence base.

Please indicate the over-arching issue(s) addressed in your project (check all that apply):

Collaboration
 
Disparities
 
Workforce
 
Policy & Systems
 
Research
 
Evaluation

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