Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity
Initiated in 2001, Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), formerly known as the Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership (MI/CCP), is a program that enables institutions serving racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities and NCI-Designated Cancer Centers (CCs) to train scientists from diverse backgrounds in cancer research and to effectively deliver cancer advances to racially and ethnically diverse communities.
The overall goals of the program are to:
- Build research and training capacity at underrepresented-serving institutions.
- Create stable, long-term collaborations between institutions serving racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities and CCs in research, training, career development, and outreach.
- Improve effectiveness of CC research, education, and outreach for underserved populations.
- Export successful approaches for addressing disparities to all CCs and other key networks and consortiums.
PACHE establishes partnerships through two mechanisms:
- Feasibility Studies for Collaborative Interaction for Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnerships (P20)
- Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (U54)
Learn more about these mechanisms and corresponding PAR and RFA.
- PACHE Goals and Objectives
Find goals and objectives, as well as a graphic representation, of the PACHE program.
Listing of Current PACHE Partnerships
View detailed information about NCI/CRCHD’s currently funded PACHE partnerships.
PACHE Historical Information
Find useful information about the development of the PACHE program.