Michigan Cancer HealthLink is a statewide network created to build research capacity in diverse communities. HealthLink brings together community members and cancer researchers to develop research ideas as well as educational and service-based programs. If community members and researchers work together, targeted research and programming can be developed to improve a wide range of cancer outcomes in our area.
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 Michigan.
- Participate in conversations with cancer researchers about research that can benefit communities.
- 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.
Michigan Cancer HealthLink currently has 8 active CACs in partnership with community-based organzations.
- Conner Creek [Detroit, Wayne County
- Western Wayne [Inkster, Wayne County]
- ACCESS (Arab American/MENA communities) [Dearborn, Wayne County]
- LGBT Detroit (Sexual & Gender Minorities) [Detroit, Wayne County]
- American Cancer Society [Southfield, Oakland County]
- Macomb County Health Department [Mt. Clemens, Macomb County]
- Ebenezer Ministries [Burton/Flint, Genesee County]
- Black Men’s Cancer Action Council – Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church [Detroit, Wayne County]
You can apply online for all Cancer Action Councils here.
Download an application form here. Cancer-Action-Council-Application-2.13.2020.pdf (295 downloads)
For more information call Knoll Larkin at 313-576-9691 or email at email@example.com.