The Main Purpose of the Madison County Partnership for Community Health (MCPCH) is to share Cancer related events and activities in our community.
MCPCH Cancer Committee last met on September 15, 2017. We have been meeting quarterly for the last year. We have decided to meet bi-monthly. The next meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Madison County Health Department.
We’re looking for new members and guests are always welcome.
The next meeting of the Cancer Committee will be on November 17, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Conference Room of the Madison County Health Department. Anyone who cannot physically be present but would like to join in the meeting conversations, please call Debbie Knoll at 618-296-6084 to arrange a meeting conference call.
The Committee is open to changing the dates and times of the committee meetings to foster better attendance.
The Committee has been trying to revitalize its membership. We are seeking members from local professional and business partners as well as individuals who have been touched by cancer or who have an interest in cancer awareness and education in our community.
The Committee’s main purpose is to share Cancer related events and activities in our community.
TRAININGS AND WEBINARS
The American Cancer Society Wig Salon - Free Wig By American Cancer Society, Cut And Styled By Bliss
Support Group - Caring Circle Cancer Education and Support Group for Women
Look Good Feel Better - Free Program that teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment
Men's Health Screening - Free Screening For Prostate Health
Here are some links to local organizations involved and interested in Cancer.
Madison County Health Department – www.madisonchd.org
American Cancer Society – www.cancer.org
Anderson Hospital – www.andersonhospital.org
Southern Illinois University – School of Nursing – www.siue.edu
St. Anthony’s Health Center – www.sahc.org
Alton Memorial Hospital - www.altonmemorialhospital.org
HISTORY OF COMMITTEE AND HEALTH AREA
The Cancer Committee was formed in the late 1990s after one of our first community assessments. One of the first topics of the Cancer Committee was lung cancer which is directly associated with cigarette smoking. The Cancer Committee has acted as a Cancer Coalition for our Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) since 2000. The Cancer Committee was instrumental in hosting MCHD’s first drive-through colorectal cancer screening event. The Committee was active in Prostate Cancer awareness and many PSA screening events.