Community-Based Participatory Research to Reduce Cancer Disparities: Promise & Pitfalls

Organization that developed training: Michigan Public Health Training Center

Description: This talk provides an in-depth discussion of lessons learned from community-based participatory research conducted by a 12-year academic-community partnership (Deep South Network for Cancer Control) to reduce cancer health disparities in Alabama and Mississippi. The talk is intended to generate discussion about both the advantages and challenges of conducting this work as we seek effective and sustainable solutions to ensure health equity.


  • Recognize linkages between institutional oppression and health inequalities
  • Explain the rationale for explicit attention to addressing underlying racism, sexism and classism to eliminate health inequities
  • Identify the potential for dialogue about issues related to oppression and social justice to increase health equity

Year Launched: 2012

Recommended for: Public Health Foundation-defined Tier 1 Public Heath Professionals

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