Prevention B: Tobacco, radon, and UV light

Prevent cancer from occurring.


Workgroup phase draws to a close

The workgroups formed to make recommendations about what belongs in Minnesota’s next cancer plan have concluded their work. Workgroup members gave generously of their time and expertise to identify:

What issues should be addressed;
What objectives should be worked on;
What strategies are needed to reduce the burden of cancer in Minnesota.

Thank you for helping to shape the next generation Cancer Plan Minnesota.

Input Needed

The Prevention B workgroup would like your input as it works to analyze issues related to prevention. Take a look at seven draft objectives below and let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Are we hitting on the right points? Is there additional evidence we should take into consideration? Are there gaps in our analysis?

Criteria for considering Cancer Plan strategies

Visit the Criteria page to review the criteria that guided consideration of workgroup recommendations.

Co-Chairs & Members

Pam Franklin, Arrowhead Parish Nurses
Deb Hennrikus, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Ellie Beaver, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Katie Engman, Association for Non-Smokers Rights (ANSR)*
Erin O’Gara, ClearWay Minnesota
Gabriel Glissmeyer, Association for Non-Smokers Rights (ANSR)
DeAnn Lazovich, University of Minnesota School of Public Health*
Pat McKone, American Lung Association
Kris Rhodes*, American Indian Cancer Foundation
Pat Stieg*, Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Prevention
Christina Thill, Minnesota Department of Health Tobacco Unit
Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health Indoor Air Unit
Ann Vogel*, Patient Advocate New Ulm

* Steering Committee Member

Meeting Schedule

June 21, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wellstone Center, room 271C
179 Robie St E
St. Paul, MN 55107