The Indiana Cancer Control Plan 2010 – 2014 is a roadmap to help coordinate cancer control efforts in Indiana.
The plan is developed, implemented, and evaluated from the collective wisdom of a wide range of individuals and organizations throughout the state — including representatives from government agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, health care providers, insurers, and survivors.
The plan is comprised of six focus areas including Primary Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, Quality of Life, Data, and Advocacy. Each focus area consists of one overarching goal with supporting SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-phased – and developmental objectives. Experts in the fields of public health, cancer research, and treatment then established numerous strategies for the objectives. The strategies found in the plan are believed to be the most important activities that can be addressed during the next few years to reduce the toll of cancer in Indiana. As ICC members and partners implement the strategies from this plan, a synergy is produced and accomplishments occur that no organization or individual could do alone.
The ICC Steering Committee has agreed to continue using this plan until the end of 2015.