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Health Equity

The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) brings together cancer programs and practices united in commitment to advancing delivery and access to high-quality cancer care. ACCC understands the value patients place on receiving treatment in their home communities and supports its members and the entire oncology specialty in prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion in quality cancer care delivery and within the oncology workforce.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines health equity simply and clearly: Health equity is when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

Health equity is achieved when all individuals have the opportunity to reach their full health potential, and no one is held back from achieving this potential due to social position or other socially determined circumstances.

Across healthcare—and cancer care—we recognize the critical need to advance health equity to lessen and eliminate health disparities is recognized.

ACCC continues to develop resources and tools to better understand and support equity initiatives in cancer prevention and detection, diagnosis and treatment, access to clinical trials, survivorship and end-of-life care. Please continue to check this webpage for new updates on this important work.

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