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GSU Health Policy Center staffs cancer control plan implementation

July 17, 2013

The Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3) is moving to implement the state’s soon to be released comprehensive cancer control plan (2013-2018). Five work groups, which oversee the implementation, are staffed by the Georgia Health Policy Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.
“The Georgia Health Policy Center is uniquely positioned to support this effort as we have established relationships with the Department of Public Health, Georgia CORE and other organizations throughout the state that focus on cancer prevention and control; we’re like the hub,” said Robyn N. Bussey, Research Associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center. “I’m personally thrilled to be working on this, because everyone involved is passionate about cancer control.”

More than 80 stakeholders from around the state are participating in the work groups. They are currently working on Year 1 activities for the five-year plan, according to Bussey.

“We are very grateful for GSU’s partnership and leadership in cancer control,” said Angie Patterson, co-chair of the GC3 Steering Committee and Georgia CORE Director. “The team at the policy center keeps the process streamlined with all its moving parts, and keeps us focused on the work before us.”

In addition to working on Georgia’s Cancer Control plan, GSU’s Georgia Health Policy Center works with Georgia CORE on the Breast Cancer Genomics study funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on the Georgia Health Policy Center, please visitwww.gsu.edu/ghpc.

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