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Health Equity Data and Resources:  Michigan has valuable resources including data to better understand health disparities as well as people who are able to speak to how the issues of structural racism, implicit bias, and social determinants of health, lead to health disparities including poorer health outcomes in diverse populations in the state. 

Cancer Information and Resources:  Visit the Cancer Prevention and Control Section homepage for a wide variety of cancer topics.

Sources of Cancer Data

MDHHS Cancer Epidemiology:  For cancer reports, surveillance datat, and information on specific types of cancer.

Tobacco Cessation Collaborative:A Partnership Between the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium, Michigan Cancer Consortium, and the  Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Tobacco cessation is important for people diagnosed with cancer.  According to the surgeon general:

  • Smoking increases the risk for a second primary cancers known to be caused by cigarette smoking, such as lung cancer.
  • There is also sufficient evidence to infer that quitting smoking improves the prognosis of cancer patients and decreased mortality. It is never too late for people to quit tobacco, and there are free programs and resources to help.

The Michigan Cancer Consortium (MCC) is working with its partners to support tobacco cessation efforts and increase access to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline.  As a result of this project:

  • Cancer survivors have free access to Quitline services, including telephone counseling and nicotine replacement therapy.
  • MOQC and MDHHS work directly with oncology practices and cancer centers to help them change practice workflow to identify tobacco users, advise them to quit, and refer them to the Quitline for free tobacco cessation support or to other appropriate treatments.

Since 2012, the Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium (MOQC) the Michigan Cancer Consortium and the Michigan Department of Community Health have worked together to promote tobacco cessation in the cancer survivor population. Through this time period:

  • 38 oncology practices participate in identifying patients who use tobacco and referring them to cessation services
  • As of January 1, 2019 over 5,000 cancer survivors have been referred to the Michigan Tobacco Quitline
  • The percentage of survivors who report they were advised of or referred to a program or other resources available to help them stop smoking by their health provider had a statistically significant increase from 60.0% in 2013 to 77.4% in 2017.
  • This collaborative work earned national recognition with the MCC C-Change's 2014 Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) State Coalition Impact Award


GW Cancer Center - Cancer Control Tap - Tap into resources to control cancer.

Social Media Toolkits: George Washington Cancer Center social media toolkits will help you promote cancer awareness months. They contain evidence-informed communication strategies, pre-written Tweets and Facebook posts as well other awareness-related tools and resources.