In Oklahoma


Physical Activity and Nutrition in Oklahoma
The following information was collected from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from the State of Oklahoma. This is a state-based telephone surveillance system that has collected information from monthly telephone interviews. 
The chart in the figure below shows that the number of people interviewed in Oklahoma, who ate at least five fruits and vegetables a day, is lower than that of the US population (13). This suggests that Oklahomans do not get the right amount of nutrition, and may substantially increase their risk of cancer and other diseases. This may be a major concern for health care professionals in Oklahoma.

Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

The Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control (CNCCC) Project assists in the development of networks and collaboration that produce an infrastructure for a comprehensive approach to cancer within the Cherokee Nation. Since 2003, coalition members and partners have come together to discuss the burden of cancer in Cherokee Nation. Coalition members and partners include local, regional, state and national representatives committed to identifying areas of cancer concern, planning interventions, prioritizing greatest areas of identified need, and then implementing identified strategies and/or providing needed resources. This is the second edition of the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan and will serve, like the first, as an information resource for health care professionals and community members, as well as a tool for the Cherokee Nation Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition and its respective entities. The coalition is committed to the process of enhancing infrastructure for comprehensive cancer control in the Cherokee Nation with the ultimate goal of reducing morbidity and mortality among the Cherokee community.