Office of Outreach and Health Disparities - Theater Outreach Program Community Activities

Date

Time

Location

Cancer Site

Language

Theater

Aug. 17, 2016

11 a.m.

Iglesia Metodista Centro Internacional Casa de Alabanza
5203 Fulton St. Houston TX 77009

Breast

Spanish

Monologue

Aug. 20, 2016

10:30 a.m.

Judson Robinson  Jr.
Community Center

2020 Herman Drive Houston, TX. 77004

Breast

English

Monologue

Aug. 24, 2016

9:30 a.m.

Centro Cristiano Vida
1320 Scott St. Pasadena, TX 77506

Cervical

Spanish

Monologue

Sept. 4, 2016

1 p.m.

Faith Family Church
6007 Queenston Blvd.  Houston, TX 77084

Colorectal

English

Monologue

Sept. 10, 2016

10 a.m.

Asamblea de Dios
605 E. Shaw Ave Pasadena, TX 77506

Breast

Spanish

Monologue

Sept. 10, 2016

1 p.m.

Third Ward Multiservice Center
3611 Ennis St, Houston, TX 77004

Cervical 

English

Monologue

Oct. 1, 2016

11 a.m.

Lone Star Family Health Center    
605 S. Conroe Medical Drive Conroe, TX  77304

Breast and Cervical

Spanish

Monologue

Oct. 8, 2016

10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sunnyside Health Center          
4605 Wilmington Houston, TX 77051

Breast and Cervical 

English

Monologue

Oct. 10, 2016

7 p.m.

Bethany Baptist Church

7304 Homestead Rd Houston, TX 77028

Breast

English

Full-length play

Oct. 15, 2016

11 a.m.

Greater Macedonia Baptist Church

5510 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N. Houston, TX. 77041

Breast

English

Monologue

Oct. 29, 2016

10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

UT Bayshore Multispecialty Clinic                                             
11476 Space Center Boulevard, Suite 100  Houston, TX 77059

Breast and Cervical

Spanish

Monologue

Oct. 29, 2016

11 a.m., 12 pm., and 1 pm.

Trinity Gardens Church of Christ

7725 Sandra St. Houston, Texas 77016

Breast, Colorectal, and Cervical

English

Monologue

Office of Outreach and Health Disparities

The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine established the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities to ensure that the large, diverse and underserved population of Houston/Harris County receives the latest information about cancer prevention and treatment. The primary goal is to increase community-level awareness of cancer and cancer screening.

The OOHD believes outreach and involvement is vital to the community so that information can be shared about cancer treatment and prevention. It has created successful events, programs and educational tools for a range of audiences.

Successful initiatives include partnering with students from the Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, where students designed and decorated Toni the Healthy Eating Cart to participate in the Art Car Parade. OOHD also provides education on healthy eating, putting on theater performances intended to educate on cancer prevention and treatment, and promoting user-friendly educational resources.

Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Treatment Resources

The OOHD strives to be an educational resource for cancer screening, awareness, and treatment decisions. We offer interactive multimedia programs to explore cancer screening and treatment decisions, free printable educational activities to increase awareness about cancer prevention among school-aged children, and more.

The Office of Outreach and Health Disparities focuses on creating community-based programs and activities that target minority populations to address cancer health disparities affecting those populations.

Under the leadership of Maria L. Jibaja-Weiss, Ed.D. the OOHD collaborates with the Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Program to effectively develop and disseminate research-based solutions to prevent and reduce cancer health disparities in the greater Houston community, and throughout Texas.

OOHD Goals

  • Conduct implementation science research to integrate evidence-based cancer screening interventions into current healthcare practice within our catchment area
  • Develop and implement targeted strategies for outreach and education of high-risk and medically underserved populations in Harris County
  • Develop and publish culturally and linguistically appropriate cancer prevention education materials for patients and the public
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of cancer prevention and education
  • Maximize collaboration and partnerships with community agencies and schools in underserved areas in order to build capacity to address cancer disparities
  • Enhance enrollment of underrepresented minorities in clinical trials