In September 2002, Wisconsin's Department of Health Services was awarded a comprehensive cancer control planning grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With this grant, a unique partnership model between UW Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health was born to move comprehensive cancer control forward in Wisconsin. Diverse partners from all over the state came together in 2003 -2004 to develop the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (WI CCC Plan) 2005-2010.
The WI Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is the state's cancer prevention and control program that promotes the implementation of the WI CCC Plan. The Wisconsin Cancer Council, the partnership arm of the WI CCC Program is a coalition of organizations dedicated to the development and coordination of the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The foundation for cancer control in the state is the Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2010-2015. It serves as a common framework for action for all working on cancer prevention and control in Wisconsin. The Program, the Partnership and the Plan all contribute to the vision of a healthier Wisconsin by reducing the impact of cancer.
Since 2005, the WI CCC Program has begun to implement projects that affect the whole continuum of cancer care, from prevention to palliative care. Each year the projects are developed with the input of the WI Cancer Council Steering Committee. The WI CCC Program is funded through federal, state and UW funds. The staff and infrastructure for these projects are at the UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our goal continues to be to reduce the burden of cancer for all in Wisconsin by working collaboratively and comprehensively throughout the cancer care continuum.