Join us for our next in-person Mountains of Hope Coalition membership meeting on November 7th from 9:00am-3:30pm. The meeting will take place at Bridgeport Conference Center in Bridgeport, WV, and will focus on quality of life.
Register here: https://bit.ly/MOH1123
Cancer Data & Resources
The West Virginia Cancer Plan serves as a framework for addressing cancer in the Mountain State.
The Cancer Plan outlines strategies for cancer control and is designed to help:
- Health care systems and providers
- Businesses and employers
- Policy makers
- Community and faith-based organizations
- Public health advocates
- All West Virginians wanting to improve cancer health outcomes
Cancer Resource Guide
The WV Cancer Resource Guide provides the most sought-after resources for cancer survivors — food pantries, financial assistance, support groups, and transportation in one easy-to-use digital library.
Visit the website and use the drop-down menus to select the type of support and county you are interested in.
Living Beyond Cancer Podcast
Living with and beyond cancer can be challenging.
The Living Beyond Cancer Podcast is for people currently receiving cancer treatment, those who have completed treatment, and their caregivers.
Cancer Information, Toolkits & Other Resources
Cancer in the US and West Virginia
Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners
- American Cancer Society
- National Breast Cancer Roundtable
- National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
- National HPV Vaccination Roundtable
- National Lung Cancer Roundtable
- National Naviation Roundtable
- National Roundtable on Cervical Cancer
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Cancer Institute
WV Cancer Control, Data, and State Programs
National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Visit the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program webpage to learn more about how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports the efforts of Mountains of Hope and other state cancer coalitions.
Toolkits & Other Resources
A resource to promote both breast and lung cancer in October and November. Originally developed in Tennessee, the Pink and Pearl Campaign brings awareness about screening and the prevalence of breast and lung cancer in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Within the toolkit are items designed to help participating organizations reach their specific audience quickly and efficiently.
A collaborative media campaign to address cancer-related health disparities in West Virginia’s LGBTQ+ population.
Cancer awareness month toolkits with evidence-informed communication strategies, pre-written Tweets and Facebook posts, and other awareness-related tools and resources.
Mountains of Hope Meeting Recordings
July 2022: Panel Discussion: Genetics in the Cancer Continuum
February 2022: Quality of Life for Childhood Cancer Survivors
November 2021: Building Bridges Between Policy, Early Detection, and Treatment of Lung Cancer
July 2021: Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention
April 2021: Approaches to Increasing Colorectal Screening in WV
January 2021: Improving Cancer Care in WV
November 2020: Cancer in the Legislature
July 2020: Cancer Disparities in WV and 5 Strategies to Engage LGBTQ+ Patients
Providing Oral Healthcare Coverage in Cancer Care
Proactive coverage for medically necessary oral health services can:
-Improve cancer survival rates.
-Reduce post‐treatment disability caused by cancer or cancer treatment side effects.
-Improve cancer survivors’ lifetime earnings by increasing their ability to afford treatments that allow them to return to work without diminished productivity.
-Reduce debilitating out-of-pocket expenses related to cancer treatment for cancer survivors, their families, and the everyday taxpayer.
-Reduce private-payer and state‐funded insurance costs for health care services associated with cancer treatment complications and the long‐term costs of chronic disease management.
Have questions about our membership? Need guidance on resources? Looking to become a partner? Have a cancer success story to share?
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