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Colorado Front Range Latino Community Network

Project Description

The Colorado Front Range Latino Community Network (CFRLCN) at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center1 comprises 30 Latino community-based organizations in 11 Colorado counties and member organizations that include health clinics and other agencies serving Latinos. Building on previous cancer awareness, education, and research activities in the Latino population, planned activities include efforts to promote awareness, prevention, and early detection of breast, cervical, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers. Data from the Colorado Cancer Registry will be used to target specific cancers for intervention. The CFRLCN will conduct community-based, participatory intervention research, train junior investigators, initiate pilot projects, and develop grant applications for large-scale intervention studies. Topics for research and intervention efforts will include patient navigation, smoking cessation, and support for Hispanic cancer survivors. Policy work will include working with various city councils and the state legislature on cancer legislation especially as it pertains to smoke free environments

Footnotes
  1. The University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center advances health knowledge through basic and applied research, functioning as the major health-related research base in the state. The Center is also a major technical and professional resource for other institutions in the Rocky Mountain region dealing with health issues.
Updated: 07/23/09