Resource Spotlight: The Six Regional Florida Cancer Control Collaboratives
There are a number of agencies working together under the Florida Department of Health and its Florida Cancer Plan to help reduce the impact of cancer on residents of the state. These groups focus their efforts on cancer prevention, increasing access to timely diagnosis and treatments, and helping people are their families after a cancer diagnosis (survivorship).
Among the various groups working toward the goals created by the Florida Cancer Plan, the Florida Cancer Control Collaborative is an important one to know about.
Florida Cancer Control Collaborative (FCCC)
The Florida Cancer Control Collaborative isn't actually one group; it's six regional divisions that cover the whole state. They're important for carrying out the missions of the Florida Cancer Plan on the local level in the counties they serve.
These organizations emphasize reaching underserved communities, such as low-income and minority populations, who are often disproportionately affected due to a lack of reliable information, resources, and services.
Visit the website of your local FCCC or get in touch with them directly by phone or email if you're interested in getting cancer-related help. Your local division is an excellent resource for the latest information about cancer prevention, getting help accessing diagnostic services or treatment, finding support for living with cancer (or a loved one's cancer), and more.
Below are the six regional FCCCs, lists of the counties they serve, and contact information.
Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The NWFCCC serves Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties. Click here to visit their website.
325 John Knox Road, Building M100
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Email Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The NCFCCC serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee, and Union counties. Click here to visit their website
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606
Email North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
Northeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The NFCCC serves Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.
East Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The ECFCCC serves Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Sumter counties. Click here to visit their website.
5931 Brick Court, Suite 164
Winter Park, FL 32792
Email East Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
Southwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The SWCCC serves Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties. Click here to visit their website.
Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center
2201 Cantu Court, Suite 220
Sarasota, FL 34232
Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative
The SFCCC serves Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. Click here to visit their website.
Health Council of South Florida, Inc.
8095 NW 12 Street, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33126
Email Southeast Florida Cancer Control Collaborative