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Advocacy: Partnerships


The Meso Foundation is dedicated to developing meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships to take us closer to our goal of eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma. For our advocacy efforts, we participate in multiple coalitions with like-minded organizations that share our passion for increasing federal funding for medical research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Once Voice Against Cancer (OVAC)

One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.

Deadliest Cancers Coalition

The Deadliest Cancers Coalition is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations focused on addressing policy issues related to our nation’s most lethal or recalcitrant cancers, defined as those that have five-year relative survival rates below 50%.

Coalition for Health Funding

Established in 1970, the Coalition for Health Funding is the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments in the best interest of all Americans. Member organizations together represent more than 100 million patients, health care providers, public health professionals, and scientists.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coalition

The CDC Coalition's mission is to support a funding level for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that enables it to carry out its mission to protect and promote good health and to assure that research findings are translated into effective state, local and community programs.

Ad-Hoc Group for Medical Research

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research is a coalition of more than 300 patient and voluntary health groups, medical and scientific societies, academic and research organizations, and industry that support enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.