Project Description Narrative:
The burden of cancer has increased for American Indian populations over the past 20 years. Today, cancer is the second leading cause of death for American Indians over the age of 45. Moreover, American Indians continue to have one of the poorest survival rates from all cancers combined.
Through this award, project partners aim to empower participating clinics to enhance the quality of life for cancer patients and families by improving the public health capacity of clinicts to track data regarding cancer occurence in their populations, and develop culturally appropriate cancer programs and services to patients and their families.
Community partners: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Red Cliff Community Health Center, University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, UW Spirit of EAGLES, Wisconsin Cancer Council, Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Wisconsin Department of Health Services-Division of Public Health
Additional MCW academic partner: Elaine Drew, PhD, Family and Community Medicine