Welcome to DCCPS Health Disparities and Health Equity

DCCPS seeks to eliminate cancer-related disparities by promoting and conducting health equity research that identifies and addresses the mechanisms contributing to disparities across the cancer control continuum and throughout the human lifespan.

Learn more about the background and mission of Health Disparities and Health Equity.




Addressing Social Risks in Cancer Care Delivery Virtual Workshop

Details and registration information for the virtual meeting taking place on October 14, 15, and 18, 2021.


September 2021 — Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI Blog

Striving to Reach Health Equity: Health Disparities Research Efforts in Cancer Control.


Persistent Poverty and Cancer Mortality Rates: An Analysis of County-Level Poverty Designations

This paper in CEBP discusses the links between persistent poverty and cancer deaths in the United States.

About Health Disparities and Health Equity

Health disparities are the adverse effects on groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on numerous characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. These harmful health differences are often closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for everyone.

DCCPS works to eliminate these disparities and achieve health equity for all people.

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