Chicago southside cancer disparities initiative (CSCDI): An academic and cancer center partnership to increase representation of minorities in research
Cancer mortality rates disproportionately affect minorities despite the increase in research funding, screening, advanced technology, awareness campaigns and available clinical trials. On Chicago's Southside, there has been a significant increase in breast cancer mortality rates between whites and blacks with blacks having an excess of 116% higher rates than whites. This community characteristic alone provides fertile ground for training and research education for all levels of learners. Emphasis must be placed on priority setting within the community to understand community context and provide dissemination of accurate, culturally tailored cancer information to address these disparities. The CSCDI offers student learners and interested community members the opportunity to participate in cancer disparities practicum as well as work in tandem with cancer disparities researchers at UCCCC to emerge as leaders in teaching, research, practice and service.
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Describe an innovative, trans-disciplinary and institutional approach to educating master of public health students in the area of cancer disparities and research Describe how a collaboration between community agencies, academic institutions, and cancer centers can impact the design and modification of a curriculum centered on cancer disparities research Examine how a partnership between an academic institution, cancer center, and community agencies may advance the understanding and appreciation of public health for undergraduates, graduates, and public citizens Utilize community health forums to increase awareness of public health initiatives and solicit feedback regarding future institutional course work subject matter
Keyword(s): Public Health Education, Cancer
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