The Office of Outreach and Health Disparities at the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine have received several awards from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for breast, colorectal and cervical cancer prevention. This collaborative is known as the Community Network for Cancer Prevention.
Led by Maria Jibaja-Weiss, Ed.D., director of the OOHD, the CNCP was established to improve breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening services and referral; and follow-up processes for medically underserved Harris County residents with abnormal screening tests in those three cancer sites. CNCP’s primary goal is to raise awareness about breast, colorectal and cervical cancer prevention.
The CNCP is made up of several institutions in the Texas Medical Center along with several community-based organizations across the greater Houston/Harris County area.
We are a network of partners that include several community-based organizations that are:
- Working to enhance breast, colorectal and cervical cancer prevention and control services for the medically underserved
- Initiating and expanding public dialogues on reducing cancer disparities in specific community constituencies
- See our list of collaborating partners
Our primary goal is to establish a joint collaboration between Baylor College of Medicine, the Harris Health System, and several community-based organizations to reach out to Harris County residents with breast, colorectal and cervical cancer prevention information.