Diversity and Inclusion

About Diversity and Inclusion

Cancer health disparities occur when people of different races, ethnicities, and population groups have higher rates of cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths than other groups.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to reducing cancer health disparities in the Mountain West. Several programs help enhance our capacity in the these areas:

  • Disparities research
  • Community engagement
  • Recruitment and career development for underrepresented students, trainees, and investigators

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News & Announcements

Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention
education
Apr 04, 2019

Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention

Huntsman Cancer Institute, public health, cancer prevention, health equity

The first week of April is National Public Health Week, which celebrates a growing movement to create the healthiest nation we can. The public health system prevents diseases, including cancer. Public health officials look for patterns to understand why cancer and other diseases happen, teach people about healthy decisions, and create policies that make sure we live in healthy, safe communities.... Read More

Working Together To Engage Every Community
research
Mar 01, 2019

Working Together To Engage Every Community

Huntsman Cancer Institute, community report, health education, health equity, cancer prevention, cancer care, minority health, public health,

In summer 2018, Huntsman Cancer Institute established a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to increase community outreach and engagement and address health disparities through collaboration. The 38 CAB members represent government organizations, safety-net health care and health systems, comprehensive cancer programs, community organizations focused on the underserved, business and religious leaders, elected officials, and cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.... Read More

Study Reveals Reasons Why African American Men Are Underrepresented in Prostate Cancer Research
clinical
Oct 17, 2018

Study Reveals Reasons Why African American Men Are Underrepresented in Prostate Cancer Research

Huntsman Cancer Institute, minority health, health equity, cancer research, public health, prostate cancer

African American men experience significant health disparities. They are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white men, yet they are underrepresented in prostate cancer research. A new study by Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES®, uncovers attitudes toward prostate cancer research among African American men and suggests strategies to increase participation in research. The study is included in a new collection of research on health disparities impacting African American men.... Read More

Reaching the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah
clinical
Jun 29, 2018

Reaching the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute, cancer prevention, health education, health equity, minority health

The second cancer conference for the Hispanic/Latino Community of Utah, Salud Para Mí, Es Salud Para Mi Familia 2018, took place Saturday, June 16, at Salt Lake Community College. The conference offers a space for the Hispanic/Latino community of Utah to receive screenings with local health care providers, get reliable health information, and learn about cancer screening and prevention.... Read More

Huntsman Cancer Institute Opens Center for HOPE and is Awarded $9.7 Million to Improve Health Among Underserved Populations
education
May 08, 2018

Huntsman Cancer Institute Opens Center for HOPE and is Awarded $9.7 Million to Improve Health Among Underserved Populations

Huntsman Cancer Institute, cancer research, center for hope, health equity

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) today announced the opening of the Cancer Population Sciences and Huntsman Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE), a new research and clinical space dedicated to preventing cancer and improving health among underserved populations and improving outcomes in cancer patients. The center recently received $9.7 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to fund a clinical trial researching new and effective approaches to reduce tobacco use.... Read More

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