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Northwest Florida's leading resource for people and families affected by cancer

We're the Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative. Feel free to call us NWFCCC. We know, neither one is too easy.

What is easy is finding reliable, up-to-date information on cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship. It's right here on our site, along with information about accessing cancer care and support services, Florida's cancer-fighting initiatives, and how you can get involved with our cause.

Who We Are

We are volunteer professionals from local healthcare facilities, government agencies, community organizations, and advocacy groups. We’re concerned community members who know what it means for individuals and families to be touched by cancer. We’re united to combat the suffering caused by this disease.

NWFCCC was established in 2001 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We’re one of Florida’s six Regional Cancer Control Collaboratives operating under the Department of Health’s Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.

Our division serves residents of Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Leon, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington Counties.

Our Mission

NWFCCC works to reduce the burden of cancer on area residents by increasing access to cancer information and services, by developing and implementing cancer control projects for the public and healthcare professionals, and by promoting awareness of prevention and early detection practices.

Our Goals

Goal 1

Coordinating the efforts of public and private stakeholders in implementing cancer control activities statewide

Goal 2

Encouraging Floridians to practice the healthy behaviors associated with prevention of cancer and risk reduction

Goal 3

Helping Floridians access reliable health information and services for timely and effective detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer

Goal 4

Assisting Floridians affected by cancer in accessing appropriate services for quality of life, palliative care, and survivorship support

Our Team

The NWFCCC is governed by bylaws and activities are lead by a team that includes a Coordinator, Chair of the NWFCCC and committee chairs.


Dr. Patsy Barrington, MCHES, CWWS
Regional Coordinator, Northwest Florida Cancer Control Collaborative

Jordan Potje
Graduate Student & Assistant, NWFCCC


Peggy Caldwell
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
Healthy Bay Division
Florida Department of Health in Bay County

Chair-Sun Safety Committee

Corey M. B. Santorelli, CHES
Health Education Supervisor
Florida Department of Health in Escambia County

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