Thank you to all that traveled to Helena to attend the Fall MTCC Statewide meeting! During the course of the day, we heard informative presentations about Cancer data trends from State Epidemiologist Laura Williamson, Lung Cancer initiatives and progress from Dr. Katarine Egressy, and information on Legislative initiatives from Chelsia Rice with ACS-CAN. We also heard from the President and Secretary of the Montana American Indian Women’s Health Coalition (MAIWHC) about the exciting new MAIWHC 5-year plan as well as updates from Mary Lynn Billy – Old Coyote, State of Montana Director of American Indian Health, about upcoming American Indian partner initiatives. Finally, we heard updates from our seven Implementation Teams with attendees participating in team breakout sessions in the afternoon.
The MTCC would also like to congratulate MTCC member Emily Coyle on her new role as MTCC Steering Committee Co-Chair! Emily will be partnering with current Co-Chair Nancy Lee in the work to guide the steering committee leadership. We would like to give a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU to former Co-Chair Becky Franks on her years of dedication and leadership and are excited for her to continue as Immediate Past Co-Chair of the Steering Committee.
I would also like to invite you to check out our new MTCC website! This site is a constant work in progress and is ever evolving. You may now request resources, RSVP for meetings, find out information about the work that we do and much more! If you have a suggestion for additions or general inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Please take a good look around and share this site with anyone you feel would benefit from the information and our organization. ENJOY!
Finally, please mark May 2017 on your calendars as the month for the MTCC Spring Statewide Meeting. Details to come at a later date.
The Montana Cancer Coalition has experienced a large growth in membership over the past year and we thank you for your time and commitment to changing the state of cancer in Montana.
All the best,
Nikki Campbell – MTCC Manager