In California, NCCC has developed a network of 75 partnering agencies and organizations representing diverse populations. The service focused on people with limited access to health information. Groups served included Filipinos, Hispanics, African Americans, American Samoans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, native Hawaiians, other Asian communities and rural whites. As part of this program, NCCC provided training on methods to educate populations on cancer-related topics, assistance in planning cancer education programs, strategies to evaluate their success, and more.
Furthering its outreach, NCCC developed a partnership with the University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide CIS services throughout California. In 2005, as the program grew, NCCC expanded its partnerships to include the University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, Stanford Cancer Center, the University of California, San Diego/Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the California Department of Public Health-Comprehensive Cancer Control Unit.
"We are very proud of NCCC's 16-year legacy of contributing to the national fight to end cancer through the CIS Partnership Program," said Sally Glaser, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the Northern California Cancer Center. "We have built a strong network of contacts and programs, fostering the success of health educators who speak directly to the concerns of their communities," she said.
Dee West, Ph.D., who initiated the CIS Partnership Program at NCCC, cited "Body and Soul," as a
|SOURCE Northern California Cancer Center|
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