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Cancer Action Councils

Cancer Actions Councils are groups of community members and leaders who use their local knowledge to plan health programs that address their community's needs. The council members represent the various ethnic and social groups living in their neighborhoods. Cancer Action Council members are experts on their communities, and they work together to create healthier neighborhoods.

Cancer Action Councils work to:

  • Address health needs in their communities
  • Improve access to cancer prevention and treatment
  • Develop plans to improve the health of their neighbors
  • Coordinate health programs
  • Reduce late-stage cancer diagnoses to improve cancer survival

Some community activities planned by Cancer Action councils include:

  • Educational programs
  • Tours of health facilities
  • Free cancer screenings for the uninsured

Active Cancer Action Councils:

  • Astoria
  • Arverne
  • Baisley Park
  • Central Library
  • Corona
  • Elmhurst
  • Far Rockaway
  • Flushing
  • Jackson Heights
  • Langston Hughes
  • Lefrak City
  • Long Island City
  • Pomonok
  • Richmond Hill
  • Ridgewood
  • South Hollis
  • South Jamaica
  • Sunnyside
  • St. Albans
  • Woodside