Chicago Southside Cancer Disparities Initiative (CSCDI): Using CBPR to inform mini course curriculum
In response to the Sullivan Commission Report on Diversity’s call for recruitment and retention of racially and ethnically diverse professionals in health vocations, Chicago State University (CSU) a minority serving institution (MSU) and University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) formed the Chicago Southside Cancer Disparities Initiative (CSCDI). One goal of the CSCDI is to develop a cancer disparities program using a CBPR approach within CSU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
CSCDI hosted a series of town hall forums to obtain input from health professionals, medical students, cancer survivors, community leaders and residents. Based on town hall feedback, CSU launched a year-long cancer lecture series for students that was also open to community members.
Specialist from each of the leading medical research institutions in Chicago served as monthy guest lecturers on the clinical and public health aspects of cancer disparities. Anecdotal and pre/posttest responses were used to develop a cancer mini course. The CSU cancer mini course is now available to community members, CSU MPH and UC medical students for college credit.
Presenters will describe the collaborative development of the lecture series and mini course, discuss results received from participant evaluations that influenced mini course content and assess mini course reception and impact.
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the collaborative development of the lecture series and mini course Discuss results received from participant’s evaluations that influenced mini course content Assess mini course reception and impact.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Research (CBPR), Public Health Curricula & Competencies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am directly involved in the coordination of this effort.
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.