Dane County African American Cancer Outreach Project

The Dane County African American Cancer Outreach Project is a culturally competent education initiative designed to increase cancer awareness and improve screening practices among African Americans in Dane County, Wisconsin.


Current activities include:

Disseminate culturally adapted cancer educational tools for use in outreach activities. Cancer Clear & Simple is a set of educational materials about cancer that incorporate health literacy priniciples and are designed to build knowledge and improve health related decision-making. Cancer Clear & Simple consists of a 3-part eductional intervention model, Cancer Information Sheets, Questions to Ask Your Doctor, and Healthy Tips & Ideas.

Support community advisory board (CAB). The CAB helps to advise CHDI staff on implementation of cancer education activities, promotion and advancement of cancer education activities within the community, and assists in identifying community needs and potential research questions.

Identify potential disparities research opportunities in Dane County based on outreach activities and develop partnerships between interested faculty, the CAB, community organizations and community members.  Topics may include formative assessment, screening quality improvement interventions, quality improvement in men’s cancers and clinical trials participation.

For more information, please contact Erin Bailey, Community Outreach and Education Associate, at 608-890-3174 or ebailey@uwcarbone.wisc.edu

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