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VTAAC is comprised of over 200 members, many of us participating in workgroups, taskforces, committees, and other activities. This page exists as a resource to guide our work and improve statewide collaboration.
Our Current Partnerships
Quality of Life Workgroup
Prevention & Detection Workgroup
NEW Lung Cancer Screening Taskforce
Colorectal Cancer Screening Taskforce
Joint Payer Taskforce
Skin Cancer Prevention/Detection Taskforce
Men’s Health Taskforce
PARTNER Tool Taskforce
A VTAAC workgroup is a partnership of members formed and tasked with developing strategies for at least one goal from the Vermont State Cancer Plan. A workgroup would not exist on its own without VTAAC and is formed by the VTAAC Steering Committee. Workgroups may organize taskforces to achieve specific goals/objectives.
A taskforce, on the other hand, is a group of members working on short term, specific goals from the Vermont Cancer Plan. It can be a subgroup of a workgroup or of the Steering Committee.
Lastly, VTAAC has several committees that help to carry out specific short- or long-term functions related to VTAAC infrastructure, advocacy, evaluation, promotion, membership, and resources. Always in existence are the Executive and Steering Committees. The Steering Committee is a small group of members who represent stakeholders in cancer prevention, treatment and advocacy; comprised of state government, non-profit organizations, academic research, healthcare providers, business and insurance providers, community groups and cancer survivors. Co-Chairs are selected by the Steering Committee and facilitate Steering and Executive Committee meetings and represent VTAAC to media and affiliates. The Executive Committee is comprised of the Co-Chairs, past C0-Chair, Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator from the Vermont Department of Health, and the VTAAC Coordinator.