Community Outreach

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM FOR CANCER CONTROL AND PREVENTION The Community Cancer Outreach, Prevention and Control Program conducts cancer prevention and control through community-partnered participatory research, bidirectional educational exchange, and capacity building with its community partners in underserved and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, predominantly in the South Los Angeles Area. The Program has continued to conduct community-partnered research with support of pilot projects between community and academic faculty. 


  1. Community Academic Council (30 Members)
  2. Latino Community Academic Council (15 Members)
  3. Prevention, Treatment and Control of Cancer in Our Community Conference Series 
  4. Pilot and Program Sponsored Research Projects


  1. The Community Faculty Program, Division of Community Engagement at Charles Drew University (CDU): 
    1. Collaborative manuscript preparation and partnered proposals with Program members. 
  2. Healthy African-American Families II
    1. Originator of the Community Partnered Participatory Research Model, host of CAC meetings, and Co-sponsor of the Buildings Bridges Community Conference series.
  3. UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Cancer Prevention and Control Research Center: 
    1. Providing research expertise on survey design, analysis, and manuscripts. 
  4. The Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science (AXIS) Center at CDU: 
    1. Providing additional statistical and programming staff for quantitative studies, and co-sponsorship of conferences and pilots.
  5. Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI): 
    1. UCLA, CDU, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and UCLA Harbor Hospital/LA BioMed: Conference co-sponsorship and support for Health Policy center efforts 
  6. UCLA Center of Health Policy: 
    1. Provided summary statistics on cancer risk, prevalence, and mortality and participated in shared analyses with CAC members. 
  7. South LA Patient Navigation and Wellness Center (PNWC): 
    1. This is the first navigation and wellness center in South Los Angeles and is housed within CDU and the adjoining MLK-MACC. To date, the navigators (all bilingual in Spanish) have been heavily engaged in the Partnership, including participation in Community Cancer Outreach conferences. PNWC is a local resource for the U54 to help patients overcome access/follow-up barriers to receiving care and participating in research activities if elected. 


  1. The American Cancer Society, South Los Angeles Leadership Council: Conference Co-sponsorship.
  2. Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry Cancer Survivor Network: Co-investigators on U54 pilot project and patient navigation and wellness center project.
  3. Coalition of (11) faith-based organizations: Developed as a result of Present Your Body pilot project 
  4. Martin Luther King Multispecialty Ambulatory Care Center (MLK-MACC); Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LADHS): Co-sponsor of patient navigation and wellness center project 
  5. The Los Angeles Urban League: Co-sponsor of patient navigation and wellness center project
  6. Peoples Coordinated Services and Mixtec Indigenous Community Organization Project (MICOP): Proposal partnership in Community Capacity Building
  7. City of Hope Hospital, Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education: Proposal partnerships on Latino Survivorship Care Panning and Multilevel analyses of Cultural and Social Determinants of Health
  8. California Community Foundation: Co-Sponsor patient navigation and wellness center project and other projects