Action Plan

Alcohol & Cancer Slide Bank

We invite you to use this bank of Powerpoint slides as a tool for raising awareness about the alcohol-cancer connection in your community and when presenting to key stakeholders. These slides can be downloaded for free and can be tailored to fit your needs – add your own organization or coalition’s branding, modify the content… Read more »

Preparing for the 2019 Legislative Info Drop

At the beginning of each new legislative session, members of the Policy Committee visit the state capitol and deliver materials to the office of every member of the senate and assembly, introducing legislators to the WI Cancer Council and our work. In early 2019, the Committee will be at it again-but this time, they will be… Read more »

Resource Roundup

Highlights from the Action Plan resources shared during the 2018 Regional Meetings: Alcohol & Cancer Awareness Alcohol & Cancer FAQ (WI Cancer Council) Alcohol & Cancer Infographic (WI Cancer Council) ASCO Statement on Alcohol & Cancer(ASCO) Did Drinking Give Me Breast Cancer?(Mother Jones)   HPV Vaccination Rates #HowIRecommend HPV Vaccination Video Series (CDC)   Cancer Screening Trends in… Read more »

2018 Regional Meetings Recap

New ideas, inspiring momentum at the 2018 Regional Meetings Not even a surprise snowstorm could stop the 2018 Regional Meetings from being a success! Throughout April, 162 participants in six different cities across Wisconsin gathered to network, share success stories, and pledge to help move our Action Plans forward. Ice and snow threatened to interrupt the meeting… Read more »

Sneak Peek: A New Policy Agenda

Announcing the blueprint for our policy work through 2020 We will formally release the WI Cancer Council’s new Policy Agenda at the Regional Meetings later this month, but we’re excited to share a sneak peek with you now!   Our Policy Committee and Program staff have worked hard to craft this agenda, which will guide the Council’s policy-related work… Read more »

Reducing Barriers to Screening

Member Spotlight: Clinic ‘champions’ increase screening rates for colorectal cancer  For more than 35 years, a bustling health clinic in south-central Madison has served a diverse and under-insured community. In 2016, clinic staff identified a gap: too many patients at risk for colorectal cancer weren’t getting screened. The Joyce & Marshall Erdman Clinic is part… Read more »

Colorectal Cancer at a Glance

Screening is essential for WI’s second-leading cancer type It’s a fact that cancer screening saves lives. For  colorectal cancer , screening catches polyps before they turn into cancer, and identifies cancer in its early stages before symptoms arise. Alarmingly, 25% of Wisconsinites age 50-75 aren’t getting the recommended colorectal cancer screening. >> Here’s what you… Read more »

Welcoming New Faces

A special challenge for WI Cancer Council members Think back: How did you first hear about the WI Cancer Council? Who invited you to learn more? What about the Cancer Council inspired you to get involved? As we begin to embark on our first-ever set of Action Plans – designed to accelerate progress in areas… Read more »

ACTION PLANS: And the Policy Agenda

Every two years, the Policy Committee sets a new agenda that focuses the WI Cancer Council’s policy work based on key priority areas, the policy environment, and emerging issues. As we begin deliberating the 2018-2020 Policy Agenda, the Committee turned to the Council’s Action Plans for inspiration.   (You can see the current Policy Agenda… Read more »

Recap: January Member Webinars

With your help, the Action Plans are a big step closer to final Late last month, Cancer Council members came together for a webinar series to review our draft Action Plans and share their feedback. Thank you to all who joined us! As a quick reminder, the WI Cancer Council’s Action Plans are: increasing awareness about alcohol and cancer risk; increasing… Read more »