The goal of the Rural Cancer Disparities Project is to reduce disparities in the cancer burden experienced in rural communities served by the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Our primary objective is to expand culturally appropriate community outreach to patients, providers and community organizations in these communities.
Project staff participate in the National Cancer Institute’s National Outreach Network, which provides funding support (3P30CA014520-38S2).
Current activities include:
Outreach and Education Efforts
Promote Cancer Clear & Simple in community and clinical settings
Provide Cancer Clear & Simple training and support active facilitators
Coordinate ongoing quality improvement of Cancer Clear & Simple
Identify and advance cancer-related research opportunities in partnership with rural communities
Support the development and conduct of community-based participatory research projects
Strengthen Linkages with National Cancer Institute (NCI) programs
Disseminate cullturally appropriate, health literacy informed information through appropriate venues
Conduct ongoing assessment of rural health assets, needs, and inequities
Develop plans, implement projects, and assess results to address identified needs
Promote reduction of cancer related health disparities in rural communities in collaboration with the UW Carbone Cancer Center and the School of Medicine and Public Health
For more information, please contact Cody Fredrick, Community Health Educator and Rural Project Coordinator, at 608-262-6484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.