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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:

One of our Coalition leaders will get back to you.

Other Ways to Help

Montana Residents

  • Avoid tobacco use
  • Engage in at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily
  • Choose nutritious foods to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • 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 (HPV)

Cancer Survivors

  • 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

Educators

  • 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 HPV and Hepatitis B

Healthcare Providers

  • Ask all patients whether they use tobacco or other nicotine-delivery products, and provide cessation interventions to patients who do
  • Screen patients for obesity, and support those working to achieve or maintain a healthy weight
  • 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 in your waiting rooms, exam rooms and offices
  • Recommend evidence-based vaccines to appropriate populations

Employers

  • Provide access to tobacco-use cessation programs for employees
  • Implement a worksite wellness program
  • Encourage employees to be physically active and 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 continue their work during treatment
  • Keep worksites smokefree

Policy Makers

  • Support policies to improve funding for cancer survivorship services, screenings, treatments, research and surveillance
  • Support policies that assist and encourage healthy lifestyle choices
  • Support policies that improve access to healthcare