Resources for Patients and Families Living with Cancer
In Erie County, cancer is the second leading cause of death. Our rate of cancer morbidity and mortality is too high and it is crucial that cancer control and prevention activities remain a priority. The 2012 Erie County Community Health Needs Assessment identified cancer prevention and early detection a high priority for action in our community.
The Erie County Cancer Control Task Force was created in March 2012 and is comprised of a group of cancer prevention and control professionals in Erie County. We are currently developing strategies to help decrease cancer prevalence rates in our community.
Through collaboration, we found there is a high need for a community cancer resource guide; we are pleased to present this guide for you. This guide is intended to be a living document, used by organizations, worksites, healthcare providers, and patients and will be continually updated by the task force.
Thank you for your interest and support in preventing and reducing the impact of cancer in Pennsylvania. If you would like to join the taskforce or would like more information please contact Laura Beckes, CHES, Public Health Educator, Erie County Department of Health at email@example.com or 814-451-6786.
You can view the Cancer Resource Guide by clicking here.
January 7, 2013