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Collaboration Guide for Pacific Island Cancer and Chronic Disease Programs

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CDC developed this publication, Collaboration Guide for Pacific Island Cancer and Chronic Disease Programs [PDF-1.5MB] (or the Pacific Island Collaboration Guide), to help comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs and coalitions and other chronic disease and school-based programs and coalitions work together. This guide includes practical advice and tools for staff working in CCC programs in the Pacific that are funded by CDC’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program and their partners.

Other chronic disease and school-based programs and coalitions that are working to prevent and control cancer can also use this guide. In addition, Pacific Island jurisdiction health department staff can use it to develop noncommunicable (chronic) disease plans or to implement specific strategies in these plans.

The Pacific Island Collaboration Guide has information on how to—

  • Work with partners on collaborative projects.
  • Make the best use of your partners’ time so they don’t get burned out.
  • Leverage resources to support collaborative work.
  • Support policy changes to prevent and control chronic diseases.
  • Share and use data across chronic disease programs.
  • Evaluate collaborative efforts and report on progress.

This guide is not meant to be comprehensive, but to provide specific advice and tips about working with partners. For example, the evaluation section does not provide information on how to conduct evaluations, but on how to track your progress and make the best use of existing expertise and resources.

The following documents are blank copies of the tools used in this guide, as well as some additional tools and sample documents from grantees. They can be used as-is or adapted to fit your needs.

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