History & Purpose
The Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) was founded in 2000 as a result of lawsuits against the tobacco industry. It provides states with funding for tobacco cessation and cancer preventative programs.
The program (CRF) provides and oversees funds to the local health department’s programs for cancer prevention, education, screening, and treatment for eligible individuals in Washington County.
The Washington County Cancer Coalition is supported with the funding from the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund and comprised of representatives from the local health department, medical organizations, minority organizations, community agencies, and community members.
To increase awareness of and access to cancer screening, prevention, and treatment and to reduce disparities related to cancer.
- To promote early detection of cancer to reduce cancer mortality.
- To work toward the coordination of cancer control efforts in Washington County.
- To provide a speakers’ bureau on different cancer and health related topics.
- To reduce disparities among minorities in accessing cancer preventive screenings.
Membership & Meetings
- Washington County Residents are an important part of the Washington County Cancer Coalition. The Coalition meets quarterly. If you are interested in joining the coalition, please contact the Cancer Screening & Education Programs at 240-313-3235.
- The upcoming coalition meeting dates include:
- August 17, 2018 at Total Rehab at Robinwood at 9am
- November 9, 2018 at Total Rehab at Robinwood 9am
- February 15, 2019 at Hospice Life Center in Boonsboro at 9am
- May 17, 2019 at Total Rehab at Robinwood at 9am
- Archive: Minutes and Agendas
Looking for a professional to speak on a cancer or health related topic? Check out our Speakers’ Bureau!
For more information: check out our Washington County Cancer Coalition Brochure