The major goal of the Community Outreach Core is to reduce the disproportionate burden of prostate and pancreatic cancers among Black and Latinx populations through: bidirectional engagement of Black and Latinx communities; partnerships with core leaders and project investigators to foster community input and the dissemination of scientific information to high risk communities; and use of evidence-based cancer education and materials for community outreach.
The Community Outreach Core delivers evidence-based prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and clinical trials education programs with the goal of improving their knowledge, fostering risk-reduction behaviors, and improving participation biomedical research.
The CaRE2 Cancer Citizen Scientist training program builds on our previous experience training cancer advocates and Community Health Workers. Trainee selection is through a competitive application process. Training techniques employed include independent learning, lectures and experiential learning.
The Community Outreach Core disseminates prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer scientific discoveries with public health impact for Black and Latinx populations, and we distribute advocacy toolkits in both English and Spanish.
If you share our interest in reducing cancer health disparities, please consider becoming a member of the CaRE² center. Investigators, trainees, community leaders, and advocates are welcome.