The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) started the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to help states, tribes, and territories form coalitions to fight cancer. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) received funding from CDC and established Mississippi’s Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program in 2002.
The mission of the Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control (MP3C) is to reduce the human suffering and economic burden from cancer for Mississippi citizens by developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive cancer prevention and control plan. As fiscal agent for the Mississippi Comprehensive Cancer Control Program’s Five MP3C Regional Coalitions, CCA PHF’s primary focus is retaining supervision and control over funds by:
- Providing financial oversight to ensure funds are used strictly for the specified purpose of the grant/contract/funder.
- Monitoring and providing assistance for five regional coalitions.
- Assisting with regional coalition meetings and activities.
- Assisting with expenditures for MS Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (MCCCP).
- Providing quarterly reports on regional coalition activities and events.
- Assisting in recruitment of regional coalition members.
Coalition Regional Chairs
MP3C State Chair
Jimmie Wells, MSN, RN, OCN
Northeast Regional Chair
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Dept. of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Southern Regional Chair
John P. Mackey
Caffee, Caffee, and Associates, Inc.