Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART)
The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training (AANCART) is the first cancer prevention and control research initiative targeted specifically to Asian Americans. The Los Angeles chapter of AANCART is headquartered at UCLA. The overall mission of AANCART is to eliminate cancer disparities in Asian American communities through community collaboration, education, research and training with Asian American community stakeholders. The specific goals of AANCART are to develop and implement mechanisms for increasing cancer awareness, research, and training among Asian Americans in five target regions (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Hawaii, and Sacramento) where, cumulatively, over 40% of all Asian Americans reside in the United States; to train more Asian American health workers in community cancer prevention; and to formulate and implement grant-funded research that will reduce the burden of cancer among Asian Americans. AANCART is part of a cooperative agreement funded by the National Cancer Institute.
AANCART is collaborating with LA 18 and Chinatown Service Center on a media project that will assist Chinese American seniors navigate the U.S. health care system. This project is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Benton Foundation, and is part of the New Routes to Community Health Program.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.