The North Dakota Cancer Coalition is a group of professional stakeholders
working together with the common vision of implementing an integrated and
coordinated plan, without delay, to reduce the incidence, morbidity and
mortality of cancer in North Dakota. This
vision will be accomplished through data-driven planning for prevention,
screening, early detection and effective quality care management.
The NDCC has the following purposes:
1. To develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan through data driven
planning. This plan is
designed to reduce cancer incidence and mortality and to
improve the quality of cancer care
and patient care management in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Cancer Coalition
promotes prevention, screening and early
detection. Elements of the plan
a. A data-driven analysis of the burden of
cancer in North Dakota and
the progress made toward reducing cancer incidence,
b. The identification of priorities
for cancer prevention, detection,
treatment, rehabilitation and/or palliation;
Recommended strategies to implement cancer control priorities,
and to remove barriers to screening, diagnosis, and treatment.
Strategies are included that emphasize reaching underserved and
d. The identification of areas that
need evaluation and research related
to the development and delivery of effective cancer prevention and
2. To assist in efforts to identify and attract resources needed to implement
priorities and evaluate impact.
3. To advocate as needed to achieve its cancer control priorities.
4. To identify
opportunities and mechanisms for information exchange and coalition
make referrals for those parties interested in addressing cancer
that are beyond the mission of NDCC.
5. To engage in any other
lawful nonprofit activity.