Black Volunteer Caucus (BVC) > BVC In Action
The Black Volunteer Caucus is engaged in meaningful advocacy and policy work nationally and locally. Check out a few of their successes so far.
- BVC Chairwoman Jaqueline Beale presented a Breakout Session at the 2022 SLA Summit entitled Health Equity: Building Authentic Relationships.
- BVC member Carol Coram provided verbal comments at the FDA listening session on proposed regulations to establish tobacco product standards for menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars.
- BVC members Jaqueline Beale and Diane Nathaniel shared their stories during ACS CAN’s 11th Annual National Forum on the Future of Health Care: "Improving Cancer Care in Every Community – Overcoming Unique Challenges"
- The BVC helped shape messaging for a digital advocacy campaign focused on the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program resulting in the recruitment of new volunteers.
See some examples from the campaign.
- BVC members shared their volunteer experiences and strategies for strengthening and increasing outreach to the Black Community during A Conversation About Volunteer Diversity and Engagement breakout session at ACS CAN’s Priorities and Partners meeting.
- The BVC members are actively engaged in their local and state advocacy efforts through contacting and meeting with elected officials on cancer disparities in the Black community, enhancing and building relationships with diverse groups and organizations, serving as spokespeople at meetings and trainings, and recruiting volunteers who can give a voice to the unequal burden of cancer.