Luvenia Cowart (PHP) PI, Maria Brown (SWK/ ASI) co-PI, and Kara Verbanic (Onondaga County Cancer Services Program, Onondaga County Health Department) Other Senior Personnel, Prevent Cancer Foundation, 8/2/21-8/1/22.
Empowering Black Pastors to Amplify Colorectal Cancer Prevention Messages to Underserved Communities is a culturally sensitive, faith-based health education intervention. The purpose of this project is to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, risk factors and the importance of prevention and early detection among African Americans in the city of Syracuse, New York. Project activities include structured Pastoral education, provision of a Pastoral toolkit, and development and distribution of a culturally competent brochure. These activities will lead to greater awareness and understanding about colorectal cancer, and increased participation in screening activities in underserved communities. Project partners include: Onondaga County Health Department, American Cancer Society, Inter-denominational Ministerial Alliance and Pastors’ Health Council of Central New York -Genesis Health Project Network.