National Breast Cancer Coalition
The Beyond Pink TEAM is a member organization of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) and serves on its Board of Directors. NBCC combines the power of advocacy, education, policy, and research to unite around one goal: ending breast cancer. Local Iowa advocates, trained by NBCC, are shaping breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions; promoting critical analysis of breast cancer information, media coverage, and actively working to change all systems that affect our mission to eradicate breast cancer.
What is NBCC?
Founded in 1991, NBCC is a collaboration of activists, survivors, researchers, policy-makers, grassroots groups and national organizations that have come together as disruptive innovators for social change. It is a coalition that links hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals from across the country into a dynamic, diverse coalition that gives breast cancer a meaningful voice in Washington, D.C., and state capitals; in laboratories and health care institutions; and in local communities everywhere.
Beyond Pink TEAM advocates work collaboratively with the nation-wide group of advocates associated with NBCC to:
NBCC Offers Educational Opportunities for Advocates
NBCC provides a number of opportunities for our Beyond Pink TEAM advocates to be more effective. This includes an annual Advocate Leadership Summit, Project LEAD, and Team Leader Training. If you’re interested in these opportunities, please reach out to us using our Contact Us form.
NBCC’s National Action Network
Every year, the NBCC Board of Directors sets legislative and public policy priorities and NBCC staff assists by setting a strategic approach to enact those policies. This strategy is communicated to grassroots advocates all across the country through a National Action Network. Anyone can join to receive “action alerts” at strategic times with information about concrete things you can do to advance the cause of ending breast cancer.
Additionally, Beyond Pink TEAM advocates share opportunities to further the NBCC priorities, as well as state and local advocacy efforts, on the Beyond Pink TEAM social media sites and the Iowa Stop Breast Cancer Facebook group page.
Overarching Goals That Guide Our Work with NBCC
Our work with the National Breast Cancer Coalition is guided by three primary goals:
To learn more about the National Breast Cancer Coalition, visit stopbreastcancer.org.