About Kentucky Cancer Program

Regional Cancer Control Specialists

KCP operates through a team of Regional Cancer Control Specialists working from 14 regional offices to provide local leadership for cancer prevention and control planning, implementation and evaluation for all 120 Kentucky counties. As residents of the regions they serve, the specialists have a thorough knowledge of the people and cultures of their communities.

KCP provides a variety of cancer programs and services in collaboration with national, state, and local organizations to:

  • Increase awareness of cancer prevention and risk factors.
  • Increase cancer screenings and early detection.
  • Increase access to cancer treatment and care resources.
  • Improve the quality of life for cancer survivors.

Ballard Carlisle McCracken Marshall Graves Calloway Hickman Fulton Christian Crittenden Caldwell Hopkins Livinston Lyon Trigg Todd Muhlenberg Logan Butler Warren Simpson Edmonson Allen Barren Monroe Hart Metcalfe Hancock McLean Webster Union Henderson Daviess Ohio Breckenridge Grayson Hardin LaRue Marion Washintgton Nelson Meade Shelby Bullitt Jefferson Spencer Trimble Oldham Henry Owen Pendleton Grant Carroll Gallatin Boone Kenton Campbell Anderson Mercer Jessamine Woodford Boyle Garrard Lincoln Franklin Fayette Clark Madison Estill Powell Harrison Nicholas Bourbon Scott Robertson Fleming Mason Bracken Rowan Bath Menifee Morgan Montgomery Lewis Greenup Boyd Carter Elliott Lawrence Martin Johnson Magoffin Floyd Pike Owsley Wolfe Knott Breathitt Perry Leslie Letcher Lee Whitley Knox Bell Clay Laurel Harlan Rockcastle Jackson Cumberland Clinton Adair Green Taylor Wayne McCreary Pulaski Russell Casey Jamie Smith Purchase (270) 442-1310 jamie.smith.3@louisville.edu Jaime Rafferty Green River (270) 683-2560 jaime.ra f ferty@louisville.edu Suzanne Gude Lincoln T rail (502) 348-0143 s.gude@louisville.edu Pam T emple-Jennings Falls (502) 852-6318 pam.templejennings@louisville.edu Mary Schneider Northern Kentucky (859) 240-9557 mar y .schneider@uk y .edu T onya Pauley Bluegrass East (859) 200-6689 tonya_pauley@uk y .edu Angela Combs Bu f falo T race & Gateway (606) 584-7222 admitch@uk y .edu Ashley T eague Kentucky River (606) 233-1627 ateague@uk y .edu Jeff Lunsford Cumberland V alley (606) 309-9 11 1 je f f.lunsford@uk y .edu W ynona Padgett Lake Cumberland (606) 383-0367 wynona.padgett@uk y .edu Elizabeth W estbrook Barren River (270) 745-2033 e.westbrook@louisville.edu Jaime Rafferty Pennyrile (270) 821-4298 jaime.ra f ferty@louisville.edu Amy Steinkuhl Bluegrass W est (859) 608-9021 amy@uk y .edu Administered by the University of Louisville Administered by the University of Kentucky Jennifer W ilson FIVCO, Big Sandy (606) 434-9531 jenniferwilson@uk y .edu

District Cancer Councils

Regional Cancer Control Specialists work with community organizations/groups and District Cancer Councils (DCCs), aligned with Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts, to identify and address district cancer problems and issues. The DCC is a voluntary advisory group focused on cancer prevention and control at the district and community level. The purpose of DCCs includes:

  • Identifying and addressing community cancer prevention and control needs;
  • Sharing community best practices;
  • Encouraging collaboration and coordination;
  • Promoting cancer prevention and control activities and resources.

In addition, the DCC serves as an opportunity for the exchange of information regarding cancer-related activities among representatives of different professional health disciplines, institutions and agencies within the district.

The Kentucky Cancer Program works closely with:

  • Kentucky Cancer Registry to provide local cancer data, identify and prioritize community cancer needs and develop interventions/solutions.
  • Kentucky Cancer Consortium to implement Kentucky Cancer Action Plan strategies and coordinate comprehensive cancer control at the district and local level.

Community Partnerships

Collaboration is at the heart of the Kentucky Cancer Program. The development of community capacity, mobilization of resources, and engagement of local organizations in planning, implementing and evaluating cancer prevention and control activities/programs is accomplished through the establishment of partnerships. Regional Cancer Control Specialists support the development of partnerships by:

  • Providing resources
    • Educational materials, toolkits, exhibits, website, dermascan, Incredible Colon, etc.
    • Mobilizes resources (financial and in-kind) to support community cancer prevention and control programs/activities
  • Coordinating district and local comprehensive cancer control
    • Establishes, builds and maintains relationships
    • Links partners together and identifies opportunities for collaboration
    • Provides information and cancer data
    • Supports organization and coalition related activities
    • Promotes utilization of evidence-based and best practices interventions
  • Providing assistance with cancer related activities
    • Planning and evaluation
    • Tailoring materials and programs to geographical area and population
    • Messages, materials and programs