The WYCC is a group of nearly 200 Wyoming residents and supporters working together to promote and implement the data-driven Wyoming Cancer Plan throughout the state. The Wyoming Cancer Plan outlines goals and action steps that people in Wyoming can take to reduce the burden of cancer in the state. Some of these goals include cancer prevention, early detection, and quality of life. WYCC members are individuals interested in lessening the impact of cancer in Wyoming.
What we do
The WYCC focuses on increasing awareness of the cancer burden in the state and improving outcomes for cancer patients. It establishes and grows partnerships between individuals and organizations, enhancing partners’ abilities to help reduce the burden of cancer in Wyoming as well as provides a neutral setting for competing healthcare agencies to work together to advance common cancer control issues. It provides funding to programs and projects that advance priorities of the Wyoming Cancer Plan and gives technical assistance, free or reduced-cost materials, and training for partners to increase cancer control work in their communities.
2021–2025 Wyoming’s Cancer Control Plan is a strategic plan to reduce the cancer burden in our state. It is designed to provide guidance to individuals and organizations spanning a wide range of health and social disciplines that can play a role in controlling cancer. All aspects of the cancer continuum are addressed, including: primary prevention, early detection and screening, treatment, and quality of life and end-of-life care, as well as cross-cutting issues such as advocacy, eliminating disparities, research, and surveillance. Wyoming’s plan has been revised with updated goals and measurable objectives to support continued cancer control efforts through 2025.
This plan builds on the hard work and collaborations that have made comprehensive cancer control a success in Wyoming.
WYCC members are individuals interested in lessening the impact of cancer in Wyoming. Members include: Health care providers, non-profit and volunteer organizations, the public health community, health plans, policy makers, cancer survivors, caregivers, and others committed to cancer prevention and control.
There is no cost for membership. Responsibilities of members: Join a workgroup. Current workgroups include: Childhood Cancer, Prevention, Screening and Early Detection, and Survivorship. Attend in-person/virtual meetings held twice a year. Meetings provide great opportunities to share and network with others from around the state and learn about cancer control. Help contribute to the WYCC monthly newsletter, share resources and information about cancer-related events, help recruit potential members, and look for opportunities to expand our work in reducing the cancer burden.
The WYCC Steering Committee is responsible for making key operational decisions in conjunction with the coalition to guide cancer prevention and control efforts and accomplish the mission set forth in the Wyoming Cancer Control Plan. They focus efforts on developing priorities and increasing the visibility of the coalition and monitoring and evaluating the plan for progress on outcomes. They support the implementation of practices to help sustain WYCC efforts and monitor the progress of the WYCC, ensuring timely action on issues raised during meetings. The committee is also responsible for attending steering committee meetings as well as coalition meetings, recruit new members and organizations, appoint committees, as necessary, and communicate the mission and vision of the coalition.
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