To reduce the impact of cancer on individuals and communities in Maine through collaboration and systems improvement.
Maine’s Impact Cancer Network (MICN), the state’s cancer coalition, is a 500-member effort dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer on individuals and communities in Maine through collaboration and systems improvement. The coalition hosts topic-based Task Forces, including: Prevention and Early Detection, Rehabilitation and Survivorship, Alcohol and Cancer, Obesity and Cancer, the MICN Data Team, the LGBTQ+ Advisory Group, the Association of Maine Cancer Support Centers, and Transportation. Strategic oversight and guidance is provided by a group of individuals on the Leadership Roundtable.
MICN creates a platform whereby partners around the state can develop collaborative and innovative projects that reduce the burden of cancer in Maine. Members of this group have the opportunity to work collectively on strategies aligned with their own work and the Maine Cancer Plan 2021-2025.
In 2015, Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF) began exploring how to reduce the impact of cancer in Maine through statewide collaboration. The Foundation recognized that sustained, effective change would require active collaboration between individuals and organizations throughout Maine.
In 2016, using a collective impact model, Maine’s Impact Cancer Network (MICN) launched.
Since its inception, MICN has become a 500+ member strong coalition. Now recognized by the state and federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as Maine’s official cancer coalition, MICN achieves its goals with funding from MCF and in kind support from its diverse membership.