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Michigan Cancer HealthLink

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 (378 downloads)

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