Cancer Education and Outreach
The Program in Health Disparities Research works closely with the Masonic Cancer Center on community education and outreach initiatives. This partnership helps link cancer researchers with the cancer disparity work in Minnesota. Staff attend events to distribute cancer information brochures and show displays that compare tissues affected by cancer with health tissue. Look for us at events such as the Pow Wow for Hope, Fond du Lac Annual Health Fair and Minnesota State Fair.
The Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaboration (MC3) also works closely with the Program in Health Disparities Research. MC3 is dedicated to reducing cancer health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minorities populations in Minnesota with an initial focus on Minnesota's growing new immigrant and refugee populations. To achieve this aim, MC3 focuses on cutting-edge research and community engagement with strong emphasis on community-based participatory research. MC3 is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is led by Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH.