As part of its mission, the Community Network for Cancer Prevention (CNCP) provides education resources to its partner organizations. These resources have various components to include our community outreach, patient resources, Web resources, and resources for healthcare professionals.
Forum Theater is an educational program and communication strategy that is part of the larger cancer prevention efforts of the CNCP. Using an interactive theater model, the purpose of the Forum Theater is to encourage community involvement in healthcare initiatives. A principal strategy is to engage community health workers in framing messages about colorectal and cervical cancer prevention, risk management, and screening that are then communicated at Forum Theater performances in the community.
We have developed several educational tools such as informative videos, a dedicated audio line, and printed materials to encourage patients to get regular cancer screenings for colorectal and cervical cancer. These materials are linguistically and culturally appropriate and are available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. All the materials can be downloaded to any computer.
One of the key components of the CNCP is community outreach. Our collaborative consists of community partners in the greater Houston area who work at several levels to educate and/or provide colorectal and cervical cancer screening services to patients and the greater community. Our outreach efforts consist of the Forum Theater Project and the development of patient education resources.
We have identified several online resources that provide information on colorectal and cervical cancer from national, state, and local organizations.
We have compiled a list of links to useful Web sites that provide general health information, as well as information about colorectal and cervical cancer, that healthcare professionals can use with their patients.