Partnering to Reach Communities with Iowa’s Largest Cancer Disparities

Through a National Cancer Institute P30 Supplement grant, the Community Outreach and Engagement team is partnering with the Iowa Cancer Consortium and Black community members from Black Hawk County to build relationships and reduce cancer disparities.

Nine steering committee members meet monthly to build relationships and discuss cancer-related issues and community-specific cancer-related data.  The committee has identified several areas of interest, including racism and disparities in healthcare, prostate cancer screening rates, and cluster investigations. The steering committee has expressed a desire for action and hope their work will serve as a catalyst to reduce health care disparities in our state.

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Waterloo Steering Committee Members

  • Lisa Ambrose
  • Tiffie Greer
  • Georgia Hodge
  • Cathy Ketton
  • Sedrick McIntosh
  • Lischelle Oliver
  • Bridget Saffold
  • Miriam Tyson
  • Angela VanArsdale