Collections by Michelle Brown: Detroit Health Link's Cancer Action Council

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Detroit Health Link for Equity in Cancer Care is a region-wide coalition to address cancer-related needs in metropolitan Detroit. Funded in 2016 by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Detroit Health Link brings together community members, community-based organizations, and cancer researchers to develop research ideas as well as educational and service-based programs. At the heart of Detroit Health Link are the Cancer Action Councils (CACs): groups of community members and leaders who use their local knowledge to improve the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in their communities. Cancer affects more people in the city of Detroit and Wayne County than most other parts of Michigan. This not only means that more people are diagnosed with cancer, but more people die from cancer There are currently has 6 active Cancer Action Councils: The most recent being at LGBT Detroit. LGBTQ communities are disproportionately affected by cancer. If community members and researchers work together, targeted research and programming can be developed to improve a wide range of cancer outcomes in our area. The new LGBTQ Cancer Action Council is currently seeking members Hayley S. Thompson, PhD and Knoll Larkin, MPH from Detroit Health Link for Equity in Cancer Care will share information about their research and how cancer survivors, caretakers and advocates, especially in the LGBTQ community can get involved in the Detroit Health Link’s Cancer Action Councils

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