Maryland Cancer Collaborative
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- Work with individuals and organizations throughout the state to implement the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
- Bring together existing groups and new partners from across the state to collaborate on a common goal: reducing the burden of cancer in Maryland
The Maryland Cancer Collaborative consists of several workgroups that meet regularly to develop priorities and work on the implementation of the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Each of the workgroups has identified priority objectives and strategies from the Cancer Plan, which you can view here.
Examples of recent projects include:
- A flyer about cancer prevention strategies in the workplace has been drafted for businesses in the Healthiest Maryland Businesses program.
- The Collaborative has partnered with several organizations to survey Maryland hospitals on their palliative care programs, services, barriers, and needs.
- The Collaborative has partnered with the Maryland Patient Navigation Network to share best practices and technical assistance in patient navigation.
The Survivorship Workgroup of the Collaborative released a Guide to Cancer Survivorship Care and Resources for Cancer Patients. The guide outlines many issues that may impact a cancer patient throughout the cancer survivorship journey, and features lists of resources for cancer patients at various stages of survivorship.
Members can be individuals or organizations (such as the Cancer Council, local Cancer Coalitions, American Cancer Society).
Members can choose to join a committee or can join as corresponding members (to receive email communication/updates).
Please review the MCC Operating Principles here.
Benefits of membership:
- Collaboration throughout the state to increase impact and maximize resources
- Regular updates on cancer control activities throughout Maryland
- Avenues for networking across disciplines and organizations statewide
- Access to educational resources and training opportunities
- See the MCC Organizational Membership Benefits
Members agree to:
- Be identified as a member of the Maryland Cancer Collaborative
- Support and utilize the Cancer Plan
- Participate in meetings regularly (except for corresponding members)
- Take specific action to implement the goals, objectives, and strategies of the Cancer Plan
- Support and participate in evaluation of implementation efforts
- Report implementation efforts and progress to DHMH
- Report in-kind contributions toward Maryland Cancer Collaborative activities, such as student volunteer time, donated meeting space, implementation efforts, etc.
- Abide by and adhere to Approval Procedure for Communicating Beyond the Collaborative
- Abide by and adhere to Policy Ground Rules
- Bring available resources to the table (expertise, specific skills, educational materials, website and/or graphic design services, mailings, meeting rooms, student volunteers, etc.)
You can help control cancer in Maryland! Complete the Join Us Member Agreement Form to help with implementation of the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.
Maryland Individual Membership Agreement Form
Organization Membership Agreement Form
New Member Orientation
The Maryland Cancer Collaborative has created an orientation presentation for new members and others who may be interested in learning more about the development and activities of the Collaborative. You may access the new member orientation presentation here.