Mountains of Hope
The Mountains of Hope Cancer Coalition (MOH) is a group of individuals and organizations in West Virginia who are part of the effort to reduce the impact of cancer in the state. These cancer control stakeholders represent a variety of organizations and interest areas, including state and local governments; private and nonprofit organizations; health, medical, and business communities; academic institutions; researchers; cancer survivors; caregivers; and advocates. MOH develops and implements WV’s Comprehensive Cancer Plan. Mission: To facilitate and coordinate collaborations, statewide and at the community level, to address the Mountains of Hope’s designated priority areas.
To reduce the human and economic impact of cancer in West Virginia.
Mountains of Hope has several workgroups relating to the Aims of the WV Cancer Plan 2016-2020. After your member application is received you will be contacted by a member of the Steering Committee to discuss the coalition, answer questions, and explain the workgroups. They will also help you find the workgroup or workgroups that best fit your interests and skills.
Mountains of Hope
P.O. Box 9350
Morgantown, WV 26506
Mountains of Hope is paid for by the Comprehensive Cancer Program of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources with support from Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58DP003898-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additional support is provided through the WV State Legislature.
- Leadership opportunities which are open to all active members
- A vote in coalition leadership and to adopt or reject bylaw amendments
- Regular updates on cancer control activities throughout WV
- Avenues for networking across disciplines and organizations statewide
- Access to educational resources and training opportunities
- Well-deserved recognition for your cancer control efforts
- Satisfaction in helping to reduce cancer-related risks and costs, both within your organization and across the state
- Subscription to the coalition listserv
- Attend and fully participate in coalition activities
- Support the vision, mission, and values of the coalition
- Inform their organizations of the Coalition’s decisions and activities
- Support and utilize the Cancer Plan
- Take specific action to implement the goals, objectives, and strategies of the Cancer Plan
- Be identified as a member of MOH
- Support and participate in evaluation for implementation efforts
- Report implementation efforts and progress to MOH
- Report in-kind contributions towards MOH activities, such as student volunteer time, donated meeting space, implementation efforts, etc.
- Share ideas and recommendations
- Participate in establishing statewide priorities for the control of cancer toward which the collective energies of MOH can be directed
- Assist with recommending and recruiting new members
- Assist with recommending and recruiting new coalition leaders