Primary prevention of cancer through healthy living is addressed at all levels across the state.
Objective 1.1: Promote and support policies, systems and environmental changes that optimize healthy living through good nutrition, increased physical activity and tobacco avoidance
Objective 1.2: Promote and support policies, systems and environmental changes to reduce exposure to environmental carcinogens and cancer-related infectious agents
High-quality cancer screening and early detection services are available to all people living in Connecticut.
Objective 2.1: Support policy, systems and environmental changes that increase the percentage of Connecticut residents receiving recommended and appropriate breast, cervical, colorectal and lung screening
Objective 2.2: Identify and disseminate strategies and best practices to reduce disparities in access to screening services
High-quality comprehensive cancer treatment and the opportunity to participate in clinical trials are available and accessible to all people living in Connecticut.
Objective 3.1: Promote and support the efforts of Connecticut hospitals to meet the standards of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC)
Objective 3.2: Promote and support increased participation in cancer-related clinical trials
Objective 3.3: Advocate for policy, systems and environmental changes that lead to equal access to treatment for underserved groups
Ensure that high-quality palliative care is available and accessible to all people living in Connecticut
Objective 1: Identify data sources and monitor trends related to the provision of high-quality palliative care including data and trends relevant to disparities
Objective 2: Utilize and disseminate data to advocate for high-quality palliative care
Objective 3: Convene and educate providers and community members from across the state to strengthen the availability and quality of palliative care
Ensure a high quality of life and care for all Connecticut cancer survivors
Objective 5.1: Promote and support efforts to provide comprehensive and coordinated care to all cancer survivors living in the state of Connecticut
Objective 5.2: Promote and support initiatives to educate and empower cancer survivors to engage in a healthy lifestyle (physical activity and nutrition) to improve their health and wellbeing as well as reduce risk of new or recurring cancers
Ensure that high-quality end-of-life care is available and accessible to all people living in Connecticut
Objective 6.1: Identify data sources and monitor trends related to the provision of high quality end-of-life care, including data and trends relevant to disparities
Objective 6.2: Utilize and disseminate data to advocate for high-quality end-of-life care
Objective 6.3: Convene and educate providers and community members from across the state to strengthen the quality of end-of-life care in Connecticut
Please refer to What You Can Do to see how you and your organization can be a part of this statewide effort to reduce the burden of cancer in Connecticut.