Dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Ohio.

Membership Application

Banding Together for a Cancer-Free Future for All Ohioans

Membership Application

  • The Ohio Partners for Cancer Control (OPCC) invites individuals and organizations with an interest in cancer prevention and control to participate in OPCC’s vision – a cancer-free future for all Ohioans. The OPCC coalition understands that a successful coalition maximizes the talents of its individual members, but the true power of teamwork comes from the group's cohesion and combined energies focused on a common goal. For more information about OPCC, please visit http://ohiocancerpartners.org
  • Which membership best describes you?
  • Please select a Committee in which you would like to participate:
  • Please send your completed application and requests for additional information to Debbie.Wallace@odh.ohio.gov
  • revised 6/2018

Roles and Responsibilities

OPCC Members

  • Endorse the mission, purpose, goals, and objectives of OPCC
  • Commit as an organization and/or individual to assist with implementation of the Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • Share information about the efforts of OPCC and its priorities with interested organizations and programs across the state
    • For members representing organizations/distinct programs, communicate their organization’s/distinct program’s viewpoints to OPCC
    • For members representing organizations/distinct programs, inform their organization/distinct program of OPCC’s mission, decisions, and activities
  • Receive regular communication from OPCC about comprehensive cancer control issues and activities. Share these updates by representing organizations/programs as appropriate
  • Submit information about their organization’s program activities for publication in OPCC communications (website and/or newsletter)
  • Attend a minimum of two general in-face meetings per calendar year. When unable to attend, send a representative to attend
  • Participate in at least one committee or additional designated Committee developed to implement OPCC priorities
  • Complete annual assessments including Activity Tracking Form(s) to provide feedback on their organization’s/program’s activities completed in support of Ohio’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • Help determine the priorities for OPCC. These priorities should provide added value to what members and member organizations are already doing
  • Identify opportunities for collaborations among members and member organizations to support the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

OPCC Executive Committee

  • Support strategic direction for OPCC
  • Assure progress in implementing OPCC priorities
  • Provide fiduciary oversight and administration of all or any funds by the organization
  • Define the expectations of members, committees, designated workgroups, etc.
  • Assess membership composition, identify gaps and recruit to fill those gaps
  • Establish committees & workgroups as necessary to fulfill the mission, purpose, objectives, and strategies of the OPCC
  • Strive to engage members in a meaningful way
  • Support a process for decision-making
  • Maintain communication channels (website, newsletters, etc.)
  • Attend all Executive Committee meetings or receive an excused absence
  • Recruit OPCC members from all geographic quadrants of Ohio, including high-level decision makers and representatives from stakeholder organizations

OPCC Committees may be established to fulfill the mission, purpose, goals, objectives, and strategies of OPCC. These committees can be, but are not limited to Primary Prevention, Early Detection, and Patient-Centered Services. These committees may include designated workgroups for specific objective(s) and corresponding strategies, as needed.

OPCC Committee Chairs

  • Represent committee on OPCC Executive Committee
  • Participate in all OPCC Executive Committee and general membership meetings
  • Schedule committee meetings and/or conference calls (with the assistance of ODH staff, if necessary)
  • Assure progress in implementing committee priority objectives and strategies from the Ohio comprehensive cancer control plan
  • Identify and recruit additional committee members, as necessary
  • Provide committee progress updates to OPCC Executive Committee and general membership
  • Coordinate completion of annual assessments including Activity Tracking Form(s) to provide feedback on their organization’s/program’s activities completed in support of Ohio’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • Select committee chairs, as appropriate

OPCC Committee Members

  • Participate in half or a majority of committee meetings/conference calls per calendar year
  • Commit as an organization and/or individual to assist with implementation of the committee’s priority objectives and strategies from the Ohio Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan

Ohio Department of Health Staff

Roles and responsibilities to support OPCC include:

  • Provide a written summary of OPCC meeting discussions, decisions, and actions
  • Provide meeting support including working with OPCC chairs to set meeting agendas, handle meeting logistics (space, food, materials/printing, etc.)
  • Provide additional administrative assistance and support to OPCC

We Always Welcome New Members

Together, we can achieve more. New members and fresh ideas are always welcome! OPCC will achieve far greater success than could be accomplished by individual organizations working alone.