Task Forces & Committees

The South Dakota Cancer Coalition has 3 task forces that will begin working on priority areas from the SD Cancer Plan 2021-2025 in October 2020, along with cross-cutting committees that meet the needs of the coalition as a whole. Coalition members are encouraged to join and be active in one or more of the groups.

Frequently Asked Questions about Task Forces and Cross-Cutting Committees

What’s the difference between a task force and a cross-cutting committee?

Task forces work to implement objectives within one or more particular priority areas of the SD Comprehensive Cancer Control State Plan and are reassessed by the coalition annually. Cross-cutting committees meet the needs of the coalition as a whole and only meet as needs arise within the task forces.

How do I decide which task force and/or committee I should participate on?

We encourage you to take a closer look at each task force and committee and find one that most interests you. You are welcome to participate on more than one task force/committee if there are several that spark your interest.

How do task forces and committees work throughout the year?

Task forces meet quarterly via Zoom, and once in-person at the Cancer Coalition Fall Meeting. Cross-cutting committees meet via conference call on an ad hoc basis, approximately 2-4 times a year.

Is it mandatory to be on a task force or a committee?

Although we encourage all members to become involved in a task force or committee, it is not mandatory.

2022-2023 Task Forces:

Increase HPV Vaccination Rates – Chaired by Sarah Quail

Early Detection Health Equity – Chaired by Jill Ireland

Increase Healthy, Active Lifestyles – Chaired by Sandra Melstad

Cross-Cutting Committees:

Data, Surveillance and Evaluation – Chaired by Kay Dosch

Policy, System and Environment Change – Chaired by Sarah Quail

Coalition Membership and Communication – Chaired by Sarah Quail