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Community Network for Cancer Prevention

Houston, Texas

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Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Office of Outreach and Health Disparities
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Community Network for Cancer Prevention

The Community Network for Cancer Prevention (CNCP) is funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The group is made up of several institutions in the Texas Medical Center along with several community-based organizations across the greater Houston/Harris County area. Led by Maria Jibaja-Weiss, Ed.D., director of the Office of Outreach and Health Disparities for the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, the goal of the CNCP is to raise awareness about breast, colorectal and cervical cancer prevention.

About Us

We are a network of partners that include several community-based organizations that are: a) working to enhance colorectal and cervical cancer prevention and control services for the medically underserved; and b) initiate and/or expand public dialogues on reducing cancer disparities in specific community constituencies.

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 colorectal and cervical cancer prevention information.

Collaborating Partners

  • Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine is a consortium made up of Baylor College of Medicine, its three primary teaching hospital affiliates—Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor Clinic. The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center brings together all of the cancer-related activities under one umbrella, fast-tracking our efforts to prevent and ultimately cure cancer in all its forms.
  • Harris Health System provides access to cost-effective, quality healthcare delivered in a compassionate manner to all residents of Harris County, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • HOPE Clinic is a professionally staffed and full-time Federally Qualified Health Center Look-A-Like. The clinic's caring and dedicated staff speaks more than 14 languages and provides culturally and linguistically competent, high-quality care to all, regardless of ability to pay.
  • San José Clinic provides quality healthcare and education to those with limited access to such services in an environment which respects the dignity of each person.
  • Tomagwa Health Care Ministries provides healthcare to community members with limited resources.
  • Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is a non-profit organization that consists of a network of 59 service sites with a mission of “bringing resources, education and connection to emerging neighborhoods.” NCI is well-known as one of the city’s major proponents of economic and social development, helping nearly 300,000 of our neighbors reach full potential each year.
  • American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, the ACS has 12 chartered divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

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