Cancer Action Councils

You can apply online for all Cancer Action Councils here.

Download an application form here.   Cancer-Action-Council-Application-2.13.2020.pdf (81 downloads)

At the heart of Michigan Cancer HealthLink are the Cancer Action Councils (CACs): groups of community members and leaders who use their local knowledge to improve the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their communities.

What do CACs do?

  • Learn more about the ways in which cancer affects communities in Detroit and Wayne County.
  • Participate in conversations with cancer researchers about research that can benefit Detroit and Wayne County.
  • Gain skills in partnering with cancer researchers to develop and fund projects and programs.
  • Address cancer-related health needs in their communities.
  • Set priorities for future cancer care research and funding
  • Improve access to cancer care.

Detroit HealthLink currently has 7 active Cancer Action Councils (CACs):

  • Conner Creek [Detroit, Wayne County
  • Western Wayne [Inkster, Wayne County]
  •  ACCESS-Arab American [Dearborn, Wayne County]
  • LGBT Detroit-Sexual & Gender Minorities [Detroit, 2 CACs]
  • American Cancer Society [Southfield, Oakland County]
  • The Lake House & Macomb County Health Department [Mt. Clemens, Macomb County]
  • Ebenezer Ministries [Burton/Flint, Genesee County]

We are now accepting membership applications from metro Detroit for the new Black Men’s Cancer Action Council.


 For more information call Knoll Larkin at 313-576-9691 or email at