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Afr I CAN cer

Cultural Practices That Are Relevant partners with community organizations and the annual Black History Education Conference attendees to achieve the goals of the Afr-I Can-cer Project. Included among those goals are reducing health inequities, creating awareness, implementing educational programming, conducting outreach, increasing screenings, amplifying youth voices and developing programs for underserved populations. Some of the organizations that we are currently partnering with are the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) and the Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN).  The Afr I CAN Cer strand incorporates programs with a focus on pancreatic, breast, colon, and prostate cancer and addresses the recent unveilings of health disparities for African Americans connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cancer Clear and Simple

Cancer is one of the many health conditions that is plaguing Black folks in the U.S. Let us come together to be reminded about the basics using a tool called Cancer Clear & Simple (CC&S). CC&S includes a curriculum, facilitator Guide and educational handouts. All CC&S materials incorporate health literacy principles and are designed to build knowledge and improve health-related decision-making. In addition to this message, we will share about some positive scientific advances in cancer care and what it means to beat cancer as a disease.

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN)

PanCAN provides an overview of pancreatic cancer, symptoms, risk factors and discusses some of the statistics related to pancreatic cancer incidence, research on health disparities related to pancreatic cancer and factors that may contribute to higher incidence of pancreatic cancer among Black/African Americans.

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