The purpose of the Consortium is to reduce the human and economic burden of cancer on Missourians through the promotion of collaborative, innovative, and effective programs and policies.
Lindsey Haslag, RN, BSN
Chair, Missouri Cancer Consortium
Population Health Director
Missouri Primary Care Association
Sarah Van Vickle-Chaves
Chair Elect, Missouri Cancer Consortium
Senior Scientist, Washington School of Medicine
Hope Krebill, MSW, BSN, RN
Immediate Past Chair, Missouri Cancer Consortium
Executive Director, Masonic Cancer Alliance
1. The MCC provides information on cancer prevention, early detection,
rehabilitation, and palliation of cancer to reduce the incidence, morbidity, and
mortality of cancer in Missouri.
2. The MCC works to reduce the human and economic burden of cancer on
Missourians through promotion of collaborative, innovative, and effective
program and policies.
3. The MCC promotes public awareness of cancer issues, assist health
professionals in enhancing their cancer knowledge, enhance funding sources,
and encourages provision of services to underserved populations.
4. The MCC partners share their expertise, resources, and experiences together
members committed to planning, implementation, and evaluation can better
address comprehensive cancer in Missouri.
5. Becoming a member of the MCC increases awareness of the scope of the
problem of cancer in Missouri and what is being done to address the problem.
What we do:
Utilize cancer control data and best practices to identify and prioritize statewide needs for cancer prevention and control, identify evidence-based interventions, and resources to meet those needs.
Provide a neutral forum for cancer control partners to network, coordinate and collaborate.
Communicate identified needs, interventions and resources across groups and regions acting as a neutral clearinghouse of information.
Increase efficiency and reduce duplication of effort by coordinating activities with major partners in cancer prevention and control.
Maintain and update The Burden of Cancer in Missouri Plan priority goals, objectives and strategies to address cancer prevention and control gaps.
Conduct systematic evaluation of the cancer control prioritization and implementation process.
Support efforts to reduce the burden of cancer inequities faced by underserved populations.
Participate in influencing policy development and educating policy makers.
Ultimately, MCC members do more together than they ever could by working on their own.