Increasing Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening in Minority and Underserved Communities, a cancer-Community Awareness Access Research & Education (c-CARE) initiative

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The cancer-Community Awareness Access Research & Education (c-CARE) Initiative is a series of approximately 6 cancer-related educational modules that will focus on educating the community about cancers that are preventable or amenable to treatment with early detection (e.g. lung, breast, cervical, colon ). The overall aim of the c-CARE initiative is to improve cancer outcomes within minority and underserved communities in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), Georgia and nationally through awareness and education; improved cancer prevention and early detection behaviors; and navigation to proper care. Because of the recent lung cancer screening recommendation and the health disparities related to lung cancer in the CSRA, the first module in the c-CARE series will focus on educating people about the lung cancer screening recommendation. The objective of this protocol is to deliver an educational lung cancer module in 12 defined community sites that (1) raises cancer awareness; (2) increases lung cancer screening behaviors; (3) changes participant's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to lung cancer screening and treatment. This module will utilize a train- the- trainer approach to equip community health workers to teach the module content. Trained community health workers in the CSRA will teach the lung cancer module in four - 90 minute long sessions. The hypothesis is that participant's knowledge, attitude and beliefs regarding lung cancer and their lung cancer prevention and screening behaviors will improve post-intervention, which will ultimately result in a reduction in cancer-related mortality.
Effective start/end date2/2/1812/31/18


  • Augusta University: $27,687.00


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