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Local church members work to educate communities about cancer

The Georgia Cancer Center’s Cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education program (c-CARE) works to help improve cancer outcomes in minority and medically-underserved populations by sending Community Health Workers into local churches to educate others about cancer. With an estimated 8.8 million potential global deaths from cancer, the Georgia Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society are working to make cancer a health priority.

“We already have an established group, if you will,” said Sandra Duncan, a c-CARE worker and Registered Nurse. “We have an established audience. We have an established trust with our congregation and then we can be a mouthpiece for the cancer center and c-CARE to say this program exists, this does work. Once we educate our congregation they also become mouthpieces to actually go out and share the idea about the c-CARE program.”

WJBF: Community workers serve as extension of Georgia Cancer Center at churches

Feb. 4, 2018

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