Kentucky Cancer Resource Plan: Cost of Implementing the CAP

The Kentucky Cancer Consortium has Teams that meet as needed to work together on targeted topic areas. From 2012-2013, the Resource Plan Team sought to identify the Kentucky Cancer Consortium's existing resources, as well as resource gaps, in regards to implementation of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan. The Team was charged with the development of a detailed Resource Plan, which outlines current monetary and non-monetary resources available to the Consortium and identified strategies for getting and maintaining the resources still needed to implement priority areas of the Kentucky Cancer Action Plan.

Why is having a resource plan for the Cancer Action Plan important?

  • Implementing Kentucky's Cancer Action plan more than likely will take many more resources than we (all Consortium members) have currently.
  • A resource plan for Cancer Action Plan implementation will help us know what and where the resource gaps are.
  • A resource plan and budget will prepare us for planned and unexpected opportunities to request and get resources.
  • A resource plan enables us to plan ahead and focus on long-term sustainability for the Consortium's priorities.

A resource plan helps set realistic expectations about what can and cannot be done with resources we have and the resources acquired.

Cancer Action Plan

CAP Roadmap

The Kentucky Cancer Action Plan (CAP) is the state's comprehensive cancer control plan to reduce our burden of cancer. The Kentucky Cancer Consortium is charged with implementing the CAP. The Plan is a blueprint for action that addresses four key areas of the cancer continuum: prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and quality of life. Each section contains major goals, objectives, and suggested strategies.

In 1999, the Kentucky Cancer Program, the Kentucky Department for Public Health, and the American Cancer Society developed the plan with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The first Kentucky Cancer Action Plan was completed in 2001. Revisions are made as needed. The Plan's last complete revision was approved by the Consortium in 2005.

Download the entire plan, or just one of the sections: prevention, screening and early detection, treatment and care, or quality of life.