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.




Utilizing SEER and State Cancer Registries for Health Disparities Research

The next Research in Understudied Populations and Cancer Disparities Webinar Series lecture will be held on May 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm and will focus on using registry data to research health disparities. Registration required.


New Funding Opportunity: Cancer Control Research in Persistent Poverty Areas (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)

This RFA invites applications to develop a cancer prevention and control research program that focuses on and serves populations living in persistent poverty areas.


September 2021 — Dispatches from Implementation Science at NCI Blog

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

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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