Get Involved

MTCC membership is open to any organization or person who is interested in reducing the burden of cancer in Montana. It feels good to get involved!

How Can I Help?

If you’d like to join, or get involved another way:

  • Call (406) 444-7858

MTCC Registration

MAIWHC Registration

One of our Coalition leaders will get back to you.

Other Ways to Help

IF YOU ARE A MONTANA RESIDENT:

  • Avoid tobacco use.
  • Engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily.
  • Choose nutritious foods.
  • Get recommended cancer screenings and encourage family members and friends to do the same.
  • Become an active member of the MTCC.
  • Participate and volunteer in cancer control activities in your community.
  • Get recommended vaccinations such as Hepatitis B and Human Papilloma Virus.

 

IF YOU ARE A CANCER SURVIVOR:

  • Share your experience to educate the public about the needs of survivors and the benefit of early screening.
  • Mentor survivors and co-survivors to empower them to actively participate in their healthcare decisions.
  • Join a support group.
  • Encourage employers and schools to support cancer survivors and their needs as they transition through their cancer diagnoses.
  • Join an advocacy group or organization, such as the MTCC, to improve survivor experiences and quality of life.

 

IF YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR:

  • Promote healthy lifestyle behaviors to students, families, and staff.
  • Provide information on the return-to-school transition process for childhood cancer survivors, families, and school staff.
  • Encourage staff to get recommended cancer screenings.
  • Provide healthy food and sun protective options to students and staff.
  • Organize student advocacy groups to support cancer control activities.
  • Learn how to work with kids and families when cancer touches their lives.
  • Encourage cancer-preventing vaccines such as Human Papilloma Virus and Hepatitis B.

 

IF YOU ARE A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER:

  • Ask all patients whether they use tobacco and other nicotine-delivery products and provide cessation interventions to patients who do.
  • Support patients working to achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Recommend evidence-based cancer screenings to every eligible patient at every opportunity.
  • Provide cancer patients with a comprehensive survivorship care plan.
  • Pursue continued education to understand survivor needs and available best practices.
  • Talk with patients about the benefits of palliative care and hospice.
  • Work with the MTCC to include cancer control messages on display boards and advertising spaces.
  • Recommend evidence-based vaccines to appropriate populations.

 

IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER:

  • Provide access to tobacco-use cessation programs for employees.
  • Implement a worksite wellness program.
  • Encourage employees to be physically active and to select nutritious foods.
  • Provide sun-protective gear or products for employees working outside.
  • Provide full coverage for recommended cancer screenings and time off for employees to get screened.
  • Provide information on return-to-work transition issues to survivors and their co-workers and implement systems to allow employees to continue their work during treatment.
  • Keep worksites tobacco free.

 

IF YOU ARE A POLICY MAKER:

  • Support policies to improve funding for cancer survivorship services, screening, treatment, research, and surveillance.
  • Support policies that assist and encourage healthy lifestyle choices such as, tobacco cessation, decreased artificial tanning, increased physical activity, and improved nutrition.

•             Support policies that improve access to healthcare, such as increase the number of Montanans signed up for affordable and adequate health insurance.