Mountains of Hope is West Virginia's Comprehensive Cancer Coalition. Mountains of Hope is comprised of more than 200 health care professionals, volunteers, cancer survivors, and community advocates from across the Mountain State. Coalition members meet on quarterly basis in the Charleston area and work together to implement the goals and objectives outlined in our state's ambitious comprehensive cancer plan. Mountains of Hope is the author of the WV Cancer Plan. The four founding members of Mountains of Hope are
During the past five years Mountains of Hope concentrated on capacity-building priorities such as ensuring continued broad participation from the cancer control community; maintaining and growing an effective network of cancer control partners; and strengthening the bonds among West Virginia communities, the Coalition, and its members. The Coalition seeks to enhance communication throughout the state's cancer community; to maximize scarce resources; to identify gaps in services and resources; and to identify common challenges in the fight against cancer. In seeking to coordinate cancer control activities statewide, Mountains of Hope will focus its ongoing efforts on the development and maintenance of cancer control activities in the Mountain State, while encouraging effective partnerships among cancer control advocates and their allies.
Who are the Agents of Hope?
Agents of Hope are community volunteers who actively promote cancer awareness in their local communities and support and promote the mission and vision of Mountains of Hope. Agents of Hope encourage positive behavior change, especially in rural and isolated communities.