197070 Comprehensive cancer control in California: Reaching underserved communities

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 3:00 PM

Kurt Snipes, PhD, MS , Chronic Disease Surveillance and Research Branch, CA Dept. of Public Health, Sacramento, CA
Sara N. Cook, MPH, CHES , Cervical Cancer/HPV Project, California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation, Sacramento, CA
Shauntay Davis, MPH , Comprehensive Cancer Program, Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA
Emily Perez, MA , Comprehensive Cancer Program, Public Health Institute, Sacramento, CA
This session will describe California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (CCCP) and the California Dialogue on Cancer's (CDOC) achievements in working with community partnerships to implement health education programs around colorectal and ovarian cancer to ethnic minority populations throughout California. Through a mini-grant program and extensive recruitment efforts, CCCP staff members awarded 15 mini-grants to community based organizations prepared to implement health education activities, specific to colorectal and/or ovarian cancer awareness, to geographically and ethnically diverse populations. The target populations reached include Filipino, Korean, Latino, Hmong, Asian and Pacific Islander, African-American, South Asian, and Chinese ethnic minorities. The presentation will detail the steps taken to implement the program including its infrastructure, design and outreach strategy. The session will also highlight various components of awardee projects including project design, outreach strategies and culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials developed. In addition, the procedures for linking these community organizations throughout the state will also be discussed. The Center's for Disease Control and Prevention provides funding for California's CCCP and CDOC, in addition to the Ovarian and Colorectal Cancer Additional Programs.

Learning Objectives:
Explain the procedures for designing, marketing and administering a mini-grant program that supports cancer control in diverse communities.

Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Ethnic Minorities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am one of the two Program Managers/co-creators ofthe mini-grant program outlined in the abstract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.