Helping you understand cancer-related policy issues

Wide-scale change cannot happen without effective public policy. This is why the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative closely monitors local, state, and federal policy issues affecting Wisconsin’s cancer burden. It’s also why we're the only group in Wisconsin that convenes health policy advocates from around the state to focus on cancer issues.

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Learn about cancer-related policy issues that can affect your work and community.

Read the Policy Review

Our quarterly newsletter about cancer policy.

Track Legislation

Get e-alerts on state legislation. (External link)


Use our cancer control resources to get the information you need when talking with decision-makers.


Help advance the Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative's Policy Agenda.

Every two years, our Policy Committee creates a new Policy Agenda to advance the goals of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan. You can help.

Policy Agenda 2021-2022

Wisconsin Cancer Plan

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Meet the Policy Committee

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative’s Policy Committee brings together health policy experts from a wide variety of health-related organizations to focus on cancer policy issues. The Policy Committee offers guidance to staff, supports the policy work of other member organizations, and actively engages in emerging cancer-related policy issues. Meet our current members:


Kurt Oettel, MD, Gundersen Health System


Henry Anderson, UW Population Health Sciences

Dana Bacon, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Jennifer Balistreri, Aurora Cancer Center

Nathan Berken, Medical College of Wisconsin

Carmyn Berg, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Beth Brunner, WI Cancer Collaborative

Ginny Finn, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Rob Gundermann, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging and Health Groups

Nicole Hudzinski, American Heart Association

Jeron Jackson, Marshfield Clinic

Jeremy Levin, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Noelle LoConte, MD, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Michael Metcalf, DHS Tobacco Prevention & Control Program

Carleigh Olson, Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program

Chris Rasch, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Sara Sahli, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Connie Schulze, UW Health

Julia Sherman, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project

Sarah Strawbridge, Merck

Darcie Warren, WPHA and WALHDAB

Paul Westrick, Former Chair and member at large