MO Cancer Prevention and Control Programs

Show Me Healthy Women Program

Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) is Missouri’s program that provides breast and cervical cancer screenings free to eligible Missouri residents, women who are not residents of the state, and women who are not U.S. citizens. There are both age and income guidelines. For more information visit Show Me Healthy Women.

Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Missouri’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provides leadership for, and coordination of, the state’s comprehensive cancer control efforts.
Comprehensive cancer control describes the collaboration between communities and their partners with a common goal of reducing the burden of cancer. These efforts help to:

  • reduce cancer risk
  • find cancers early
  • improve treatment and
  • improve the quality of life of cancer survivors
  • The CDC established the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP) in 1998 to assist states in the creation of coalitions to fight cancer. These coalitions collaborate to determine the greatest cancer-related needs in their states and develop and carry out cancer plans to meet those needs.