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Cancer Plan Self-Assessment Tool

Photo of components of the self assessment tool

CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) created the Cancer Plan Self-Assessment Tool [PDF-279KB] to help comprehensive cancer control program directors and cancer coalition members evaluate their state, territory, tribe, or U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands jurisdiction cancer plan.

The tool has the following eight core components. Corresponding indicators that reflect plan attributes and planning processes are grouped within each component.

  • A description of the process used to develop the plan.
  • Goals and objectives.
  • Strategies.
  • Stakeholder involvement.
  • Presentation of data on disease burden.
  • Reduction of cancer disparities.
  • Evaluation.
  • Additional descriptive items.

Recommended steps for using the tool include—

  1. Review the tool with the steering committee members and workgroup leads, and assign components to appropriate workgroups.
  2. Complete the tool.
  3. List all of the elements that were not included in your cancer plan and prioritize them.
  4. Develop an action plan for revising your cancer plan, starting with the highest priority elements.
  5. Share your results with your NCCCP program consultant.