We are not going to solve this alone
NCC works to reduce the burden of cancer in Nevada by fostering statewide collaboration, empowering people with information and resources, and advocating for equitable access to care.
We envision healthy communities across Nevada with equitable access to quality cancer care and support for every human being. That’s a big goal, and we need your help to accomplish it.
What We Do:
- Serve as Nevada’s leading resource for comprehensive cancer control.
- Support healthcare professionals with continuing education opportunities, resources, and patient education tools.
- Collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to develop evidence-based projects and programs.
- Provide outreach for and access to cancer prevention and screening resources.
- Advocate for policies to improve access to healthcare care for all.
- Collaboration and partnership
- Science and research
- Compassion for others
In 2002, the Nevada Cancer Council was formed to develop a comprehensive cancer control plan for the state of Nevada. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Nevada Cancer Council was charged with developing and implementing Nevada’s comprehensive cancer control plan.
Comprehensive cancer control is based on the idea that people and organizations working together to pool resources and coordinate efforts can effectively increase the prevention of cancer, and ultimately reduce the burden of this devastating disease.
Eventually, our name was changed to Nevada Cancer Coalition to better reflect the collaborative nature of our work. The organization has also grown, both in scope and size.
In 2011, NCC hired its first employee—an executive director. Two years later it hired its second employee and secured 501c3 non-profit status. More team members joined over the following years to become what you see today.
The work of the coalition has evolved as well. In addition to working with partners to develop the five-year cancer plan, NCC now brings together partners to help accomplish those goals with task forces and collaboratives, continuing education opportunities, and distribution of educational materials. We also have community programs focused on prevention and survivorship, and conduct outreach to encourage Nevadans to get screened for cancer. Our policy efforts have also resulted in positive change in our schools and communities.
We’ve developed strong ties with like-minded coalitions, and have a statewide network of partners, collaborators, and supporters that are all working together for a healthier Nevada. NCC is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization pursuant to the provisions of section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.