Affecting Cancer Together: Learn More About ACT

Affecting Cancer Together™ (ACT) is a statewide effort focused on reducing the morbidity, mortality, health disparities and inequities of cancer and other chronic diseases in Indiana.

Our Mission

Our mission is primary prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases in Indiana through awareness and education, providing a bridge to health resources and services, as well as developing health leaders, lay health educators, and health motivators in the community. We also aim to improve health outcomes for all Hoosiers, including underserved populations.

Our Vision

We strive to lead primary prevention efforts, be a trusted resource, and positively impact health attitudes and behaviors within communities throughout Indiana.

Our Approach

Non-traditional health care settings in the community are utilized to promote awareness, educate about, motivate and encourage prevention and early detection of cancer (including but not limited to prostate and colorectal cancers) and other chronic diseases (i.e. cardiovascular disease and diabetes).

Community Involvement

It is imperative that our efforts are reflective of the community’s voice. Therefore, we focus on integrating the community’s input and feedback into programmatic ACTion.

  • Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
    Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
    201 S. University Street
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064

  • Phone: (765) 494-9129
    Fax: (765) 494-9193
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