Enhancing cancer control programmatic and research opportunities for African-Americans through technical assistance training

David Satcher, Louis W. Sullivan, Harry E. Douglas, Terry Mason, Rogsbert F. Phillips, Joyce Q. Sheats, Selina A. Smith

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Abstract

African-Americans remain severely underrepresented in cancer control program delivery and research. Community-based organizational leaders and minority junior investigators have received little attention as representatives of target populations, or as agents to deliver and evaluate efforts to eliminate cancer health disparities. This paper describes activities of the National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer II: Network Project, which has sought to address these issues. Community leaders and junior investigators received technical assistance (TA) and mentoring to develop applications for cancer education and community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects. TA was provided to 35 community leaders and 32 junior investigators. Twenty-nine community leaders won funding through the Community Partners for Cancer Education Program. Three pilot research applications were funded. Technical assistance may improve minority recruitment/retention in CBPR cancer control research and enhance understanding and elimination of cancer health disparities among African-Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1955-1961
Number of pages7
JournalCancer
Volume107
Issue number8 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2006

Keywords

  • African-Americans
  • Cancer
  • Community health networks
  • Community participation
  • Prevention and control
  • Training workshops

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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