Goals of the 5C

The 5C is a dedicated coalition of individuals encompassing a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Its singular purpose is to promote awareness and in doing so reduce the cancer burden in Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties, Michigan.

As we set our current goals we looked at many things and, like all other major health entities within Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties, we found reducing the prevalence of obesity to be the number one priority. To that end we have incorporated diet and exercise into each of our priority areas which include but are not limited to:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer/Tobacco education and cessation programs
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)