What you can do to fight cancer in North Dakota
If you are...
A community-based organization, you can:
- Promote cancer screening among clients.
- Provide cancer awareness information to constituents.
- Encourage participation in clinical trials for cancer treatment.
An employer, you can:
- Promote a well workplace including walking breaks and healthy eating guidelines.
- Collaborate with hospitals and clinics to host cancer screening events.
- Provide health insurance coverage that includes cancer screening.
A faith-based organization, you can:
- Learn how to provide healthy potluck and meeting meals.
- Encourage members to get cancer screening tests on time.
- Open your building for walking clubs in the winter.
A local public health unit, you can:
- Provide cancer awareness information and data to citizens and groups.
- Work with physicians to promote cancer screening programs and case reporting.
- Ensure access to care for the uninsured and underinsured.
A school or university, you can:
- Include cancer prevention messages in curriculum.
- Establish and enforce a tobacco-free campus policy.
- Encourage students to pursue cancer-related careers.
A hospital, you can:
- Ensure that your cancer cases are reported in a timely matter.
- Provide meeting space for cancer support groups.
- Collaborate to sponsor community cancer screening and education programs.
A health-care provider, you can:
- Ensure that patients get appropriate cancer screening tests.
- Refer patients to smoking cessation resources and nutrition and physical activity programs.
- Find out how to enroll patients in clinical trials.
A professional organization, you can:
- Include clinical trials information in meeting agendas.
- Form speakers' bureaus to provide cancer education.
- Train facilitators for cancer survivor support groups.
A North Dakotan, you can:
- Support tobacco-free environments.
- Increase your daily physical activity and eat more fruits and vegetables.
- If diagnosed, consider enrolling in a clinical trial.
- Become a member and be active in the North Dakota Cancer Coalition