MOCAN consists of a Steering Committee and seven Work Groups:
Additional interest groups may be convened as needed, e.g. membership,
funding, evaluation, etc.
In addition to general membership roles and responsibilities, Work Group
Identify two individuals to serve as members of the Steering
Attend the meetings of MoCAN and Work Groups, and meet as needed
between large group meetings.
Assure Work Group representation at each MoCAN and Steering Committee
Join the appropriate Work Group List Serve.
Identify, recruit and retain additional members.
Contribute relevant data and other information, e.g., new research
or information for evaluation activities.
Provide monthly and annual updates to the Steering Committee.
Provide technical assistance to MoCAN members.
Assist with the revision of the Burden of Overweight and Obesity
document and the Plan as necessary.
Address specific time-sensitive needs.
Complete the activities of their respective Work Groups, collaboratively,
as determined by the members.
Utilizing the Plan goals and objectives as a framework, gather and
maintain an inventory of member agencies and their activities, and catalogue
how they relate to the Plan.
Initiate and facilitate member discussions regarding issues that
require action from their individual Work Groups. Examples include:
pending legislation that may affect school wellness programs or policies,
or MoCAN as a whole, e.g., legislation and policy issues that cut across
all disciplines, e.g., those that would apply to all health promotion
and chronic diseases, and may be better addressed through an interagency
Actively participate in all of the meetings of MoCAN and their Work