The NASPCC is an all-volunteer organization of "participating states." The overall organization forms new state coalitions and serves as a network for the sharing of "best practices." The NASPCC is currently embarking on major advocacy training to help the state organizations develop a unified national platform, and to assist states in understanding their own state legislative issues and potential advocacy.
Established to help states create coalitions which then come together as a single organization to train the state coalitions on advocacy and programing with the goal of increasing awareness of prostate cancer; improving diagnosis and treatments; understanding the plight of prostate cancer survivors and improving prostate cancer survivor's quality of life.
This organization was created to help State Associations to grow regarding awareness and education about prostate cancer around the country..
- To be a resource to foster, encourage and promote the development of state prostate cancer coalitions;
- To be a collective voice for state prostate cancer coalitions on a national basis;
- To be a resource for the state prostate cancer organizations and a clearinghouse of ongoing best practices; and
- To support and encourage state prostate cancer organizations in their efforts involving prostate cancer awareness, education, treatment and clinical trials.
NASPCC is an all-volunteer organization which is one of the strongest voices in prostate cancer on a national level. State Prostate Cancer Coalitions are involved in NASPCC as "Participating States" and share best practices. The state representatives come together once a year to network and participate in educational symposia, which results in extensive take-home messages for each representative to bring back to his or her state organization. NASPCC is also a member of the national Prostate Cancer Roundtable. We help states to develop their own prostate cancer organizations and mentor the development of each. We are also starting major advocacy training sessions to help the state organizations with legislative issues and advocacy within their states,