In February 2008, the MCC Board of Directors began a process of revising the Consortium's strategic plan to include updates to items that had been completed or were no longer feasible. To stay true to scientific advances, close gaps, and ensure that Michigan’s plan remains comprehensive, the MCC considered adding new areas to the plan.
A detailed process was developed by MCC leadership to include evidence-based reviews, examination by advisory committees, and an assessment of member capacity. The Board reviewed cancer burden data, evidence-based reviews, and capacity assessment results to confirm 13 new goals for 2009-2015.
The 13 goals are comprised of specific objectives and strategies and include supporting data and health disparity information. Each goal area has an associated goal-specific plan that includes what experts believe to be the most important activities that can be addressed during the next few years to reduce the toll of cancer in Michigan.
On Sept. 17, 2008, the MCC Board of Directors approved the following as MCC Goals for 2009 through 2015. The Board reaffirmed the Consortium's commitment to these goals during its March 21, 2012 meeting.
Goal: Increase the number of Michigan residents who adopt a healthy lifestyle by improving their knowledge, motivation and opportunity to adopt a healthy nutritional regimen and obtain adequate physical activity levels to maintain good health.