Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Disparities & Community Outreach Core

The Disparities and Community Outreach Core provides services to support community-based and disparities-focused research at Sylvester. The core works with researchers from a wide range of academic and clinical disciplines.

The core provides services that help researchers work with populations that contribute to the cultural, racial and ethnic diversity of South Florida. The South Florida area, which includes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, is one of the most racially/ethnically and socio-economically diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Minority, low income, and immigrant population sub-groups in this area contribute disproportionately to cancer morbidity and mortality.

To help address these disparities, the core provides services that assist researchers in identifying specific communities at increased risk of adverse cancer outcomes, and in working effectively with such communities towards mutually beneficial research aims. Services include consultation on research design and study implementation, development of community research partnerships, as well as project coordination and management. The core also provides investigators descriptive population data as well as cancer incidence and mortality data at the national, state, county, and census track/block levels. The core employs the methodologies of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). A Community Leadership Board (CLB) and a network of neighborhood-based Community Advisory Boards (CABs) have been established by the core to facilitate outreach and partnership building for research that aims to promote health and social change in South Florida. The core is part of the research branch of the Cancer Center’s Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity. We also collaborate with the Community Engagement Program of the Miller School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Initiative (CTSI) (http://miamictsi.org/).

Contact us

Phone

305-243-1120

Fax

305-243-2997

Mailing Address

Clinical Research Building
Locator Code C-202
1120 N.W. 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136

Physical Address

Clinical Research Building
Rooms 1077B and 1085
1120 N.W. 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136

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