Turn up the volume

COCA members want to make a difference in the battle against ovarian cancer. We are determined to save more women's lives by advocating for excellence in health care for women and increased research concerning the early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer. These advocacy efforts help build a strong network of support and identify strategic partners in our goal of greater awareness about ovarian cancer and the means to battle this disease. 

In order to reach our advocacy goals, we continue to build a strong network of strategic partners including:

  • Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
  • Colorado Cancer Coalition
  • Colorado Ovarian Cancer Advisory Panel
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 9Health Fair
  • Members of the Colorado House of Representative and Senate
  • Cheryl Shackelford Foundation

 

COCA Public Policy Committee

Volunteer with COCA's public policy committee to make sure our voice is heard at various health coalitions in Colorado. Members of the public policy committee also work with the State Legislature and Congress to make sure that any new legislation that affects women with ovarian cancer is thoroughly vetted and supported by COCA. Please contact Patrice Hauptman for more information.  Email: patrice@colo-ovariancancer.org  Phone: 303.419.3200


Taking Action for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Make your voice heard in Washington D.C.

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) leads the way in action initiatives for ovarian cancer. If you are interested in having your voice heard on ovca issues, please consider joining OCAN, the Ovarian Cancer Action Network. This service provides a quick and easy way to stay informed and to contact your congressional representatives. In addition, OCRFA sponsors a yearly national conference in Washington D.C. that encourages individual visits to Capitol Hill.

Click below to join the Ovarian Cancer Action Network:


Support Adequate Federal Funding to Conquer Ovarian Cancer

  • The Center for Disease Control of the Dept of Health and Human Services, U.S. Government, has an ongoing initiative to investigate ovarian cancer.

  • The NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health, currently advancing research on ovarian cancer.

  • While it seems strange that the majority of funding for ovarian cancer research comes from the Department of Defense, this is where some of the most important work for ovarian cancer has been done over the last couple of years.