The Community Networks Program Center (CNPC) aims to reduce and eliminate cancer and co-morbid health disparities through community-based research, education, and training. The CNPC focuses on five types of cancers: breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and prostate.
Our goals are to improve screening rates for cancer in minority groups and promote access to and use of cancer prevention strategies and treatments.
Services and Activities Provided
- Networking opportunities with local agencies and community organizations in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville
- Community Speaker's Bureau that provides cancer awareness and prevention presentations on the 5 target cancers
- Community Health Fairs
- Cancer Prevention Education and programs in partnership with the Community Health
Centers: Cancer Screenings, Physical Activity,
Nutrition, Smoking Cessation
- Community-Based Participatory Research Training
Phases of the CNPC:
- Forming partnerships and collaborations within the partner communities.
- Creating community-based cancer disparities research and training.
- Establishing community-based cancer prevention programs that work.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What is the Community Networks Program Center? The CNPC aims to reduce and eliminate cancer and co-morbid health disparities through
community-based research, education, and training.
- What are Cancer Health Disparities? Cancer health disparities include racial and ethnic differences in how many people have cancer, how they are treated, and how well they survive.
What are the Goals of the CNPC and how are they achieved?
Our goals are to: 1) Improve screening rates for cancer in minority groups 2) Promote access to and use of cancer prevention strategies and treatments.
To achieve these goals, the CNPC has partnered with Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the state of Tennessee including Southside/Dodson Community Health Centers in Chattanooga, Memphis Community Health Center, and Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center in Nashville.
- Who does the CNPC reach? The CNPC reaches African Americans and other minority groups in three urban cities in Tennessee: Chattanooga, Memphis, and Nashville.