The Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium (CCDC) is a Texas 501(c)(3) with a membership association of public and private organizations. The Consortium develops community-based strategies to educate and empower people about cancer and chronic disease so they can make informed decisions; to help underserved, uninsured clients obtain early detection and diagnosis; and to advocate for people’s health. We unite community-based organizations, local foundations, local citizens, voluntary health agencies, community service providers and state agencies. The CCDC was founded as the Cancer Consortium of El Paso in 1989. In its origin, the Cancer Consortium’s main activity was the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) and now has become one of the largest BCCCP providers in the state of Texas. In 1995, the CCDC extended its activities to acknowledge that people are much more than a specific illness and sometimes require different kinds of assistance than a disease-focused program can accommodate.
- CCDC brings together FQHC's, community organizations and individuals to advance the practice of health promotion via CHW outreach education, a well-established referral system for breast and cervical cancer screening, patient navigation, case management and survivorship programs to provide the full cycle of care.
- CCDC has partnered with community organizations and academic institutions on a number of funded federal, state and local contracts and grants.
- CCDC has developed successful initiatives, programs and services to help improve the lives of undeserved women in our community.
For more information, please feel free to contact us at (915) 771-6305.