Cancer Care Accelerator: An Innovative Transdisciplinary Approach to Redress Cancer Disparities in Harlem

Main Article Content

Nina A. Bickell Rhaisili Rosario Theresa Mack Arniella Guedy Diane Blum Lina Jandorf Zorina Costello

Abstract

Accelerators, an innovation in trans-disciplinary team science, are a new model to spark ideas and approaches to redress disparities.  We describe the Cancer Care Accelerator, a cross-sector collaboration comprising cancer advocates, patients, clinicians, researchers, public health leaders and funders charged to reduce disparities and the cancer burden in Harlem.  We describe the process and early initiatives of this Accelerator which began its focus on key risk factors for cancers with undue burden in Harlem, namely, access and insurance. First, the group helped design a project connecting patients with social distress to a community organization that can address social needs.  Plans to expand research and educational in-reach and outreach for cancers that are highly prevalent with disparate outcomes are underway. Early projects focus on discrete achievable outcomes of treatment, screening and education.  Subsequent works will utilize community-based cancer needs assessment findings to stimulate new projects. The Accelerator may serve as a model to aid with priority setting, idea generation and implementation for endeavors addressing population-level cancer disparities.

Article Details

How to Cite
BICKELL, Nina A. et al. Cancer Care Accelerator: An Innovative Transdisciplinary Approach to Redress Cancer Disparities in Harlem. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 3, mar. 2020. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/2060>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v8i3.2060.
Section
Articles

References

1. Horowitz CR, Shameer K, Gabrilove J, et al. Accelerators: Sparking Innovation and Transdisciplinary Team Science in Disparities Research. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14(3).
2. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-043.html
3. Paskett ED, Hiatt RA. Catchment Areas and Community Outreach and Engagement: The New Mandate for NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018;27(5):517-519.
4. Hiatt RA, Sibley A, Fejerman L, et al. The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37(1):54-61.
5. https://a816-healthpsi.nyc.gov/epiquery/CHS/CHSXIndex.html; https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/data/data-sets/community-health-survey.page
6. Kaplan GA, Everson SA, Lynch JW. Promoting Health: Intervention Strategies from Social and Behavioral Research. Washington DC: National Academies Press (US); 2000.
7. Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative BARHII conceptual framework. http://barhii.org/framework
8. Donaldson MS, Sox HC Jr. Committee on Priorities for Assessment and Reassessment of Health Care Technologies. Washington DC: National Academies Press (US); 1992.
9. Marin DB, Costello Z, Sharma V, Knott CL, Lam D, Jandorf L. Adapting Health through Early Awareness and Learning Program into a New Faith-Based Organization Context. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 2019;13(3):321-329. https://mshsstaff.auntbertha.com
10. Bickell NA, Lin JJ, Abramson SR, et al. Racial Disparities in Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer Treatment: The Potential Health Information Technology Offers. J Oncol Pract. 2018;14(1):e23-e33.
11. www.scan360.com
12. Walker DM, McAlearney AS, Sova LN, Lin JJ, Abramson S, Bickell NA. Comparing Prostate Cancer Treatment Decision Making in a Resource-rich and a Resource-poor Environment: A Tale of two Hospitals. J Natl Med Assoc. 2016;108(4):211-219.
13. Fei K, Lin JJ, Supoyo S, Rebeca Franco R, Abramson S, Hoke G, Oh W, Stock R, Bickell NA.Impact of Age and Life-expectancy on Treatment Receipt in High-risk Prostate Cancer. Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research 2019; 30(11): 1-9. ISSN: 2456-8899 (NLM ID: 101570965).
14. Kinney PL, Aggarwal M, Northridge ME, Janssen NA, Shepard P. Airborne concentrations of PM(2.5) and diesel exhaust particles on Harlem sidewalks: a community-based pilot study. Environ Health Perspect. 2000;108(3):213-218.
15. Northridge ME, Yankura J, Kinney PL, et al. Diesel exhaust exposure among adolescents in Harlem: a community-driven study. Am J Public Health. 1999;89(7):998-1002.
16. https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/RecommendationStatementFinal/prostate-cancer-screening1
17. Morrison RS, Wallenstein S, Natale DK, Senzel RS, Huang LL. "We don't carry that"--failure of pharmacies in predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods to stock opioid analgesics. N Engl J Med. 2000;342(14):1023-1026.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Obs.: This plugin requires at least one statistics/report plugin to be enabled. If your statistics plugins provide more than one metric then please also select a main metric on the admin's site settings page and/or on the journal manager's settings pages.