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Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program



Welcome to the Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NE CCCP). Formerly called C.A.R.E.S., we are a statewide partnership of over 300 individuals representing 175 public and private organizations. Our partners are working together to prevent and control cancer and its effects on families, friends, and communities.

Program History 

The NE CCCP received initial funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Comprehensive Cancer Control in 2002. Funding has been renewed each year to continue the work of reducing cancer morbidity and mortality for the citizens of Nebraska.


Action Planning for Health Literacy Request for Proposals - Applications are due November 30th, 2016

The purpose of this award is to support two organizations in writing and beginning implementation of organizational self-assessments, including applying the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors Champion Process and writing health literacy action plans. Again to be successful in this application it is strongly suggested that applicants read the summary of this evidence based process found at the above hyperlink. These efforts will be supported by a $6,000 award from the Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and awardees will receive technical assistance from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors.


The long term goal of NE CCCP is to reduce cancer deaths in Nebraska through the collaboration of public and private partnerships. We will accomplish this goal by:

  • Emphasize primary prevention to reduce cancer risks 
  • Address public health needs of cancer survivors 
  • Eliminate cancer disparities to achieve health equity 
  • Promote early detection and appropriate screening
  • Increase access to cancer care

Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2)

NC2 is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. NC2 is our partner in writing and implementing the State Cancer Plan. For further information about cancer efforts in Nebraska, including the State Cancer Plan, cancer centers, and annual meetings, please visit


Contact Information

Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South,
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: (402) 471-2101
Fax: (402) 471-6446


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