Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is committed to meeting the cancer-related needs of communities across the state of New Jersey. Through community outreach and engagement (COE), we lead, conduct and support efforts to reduce the cancer burden in New Jersey. Through partnerships with healthcare provider agencies, public health agencies, and community organizations, we increase cancer awareness and share information about cancer screening, treatment, research, and survivorship services, as well helping organizations initiate or expand outcomes-oriented, evidence-based cancer screening, education, and outreach services. Our mission is to advance cancer health equity across the state of New Jersey, with a focus on underserved populations, through community capacity building, participatory research, advocacy, community and patient navigation, and innovative education and training. With our community partners across the state and informed by members of our Community Cancer Action Board (CCAB), together we strive to be national and global leaders in achieving cancer health equity, improving the quality of cancer care, reducing cancer burden, and improving recruitment of diverse populations to clinical trials in New Jersey and beyond.
To do this, we engage with partners – including coordinating community outreach events, sharing resources, providing healthcare provider continuing education, sharing innovative ideas and best practices, promoting and mentoring clinical practice improvements, and many other activities known to improve cancer care, reduce the cancer burden, and increase health equity.
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