Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators


Cancer Clusters: A Toolkit for Communicators


This toolkit provides resources for public health communicators when dealing with reports of suspected cancer clusters in a residential or community setting. Outlines the most essential communication needs surrounding cancer clusters and the most effective ways to address them.

The toolkit includes the following:

  • Sample cancer cluster scenarios based on real-life case studies around the country
  • Suggested outreach techniques for various audiences
  • Answers to the most commonly asked questions about cancer clusters
  • Literature resources about cancer clusters
  • Glossary of cancer cluster terms with fact-sheet friendly definitions
  • Guide to educating about cancer clusters using social media
  • Case studies


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Public Health Information Coalition

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Release Date: 2014
Original Summary: January 2014
Last Updated: 06/18/14

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