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Duke Cancer Institute

Duke Cancer Institute

Durham, North Carolina

Come Together: A Health Disparities & Equity Cancer Program Built on Community Collaboration

Duke Cancer Institute, through the Office of Health Equity and Disparities, developed a five-step roadmap for conducting health assessments that aims to reduce cancer disparities and improve population health through community partnerships. Components of their health disparities program includes the creation of an engaged and diverse community advisory council; robust and collaborative health assessments; programs, services, and research priorities; aligned partnership programming; and programmatic evaluations and outcome measures.