Community Engaged Projects

The SCI Community Outreach and Engagement team supports a range of community engaged research and other projects designed to improve the health of local communities.  Our goal is to integrate community engagement across the cancer control continuum and advance the science of community engaged research.

Examples of current SCI Community Outreach and Engagement projects include:

Primary Prevention, Early Detection & Screening

The War on Melanoma- California is a project focused on primary and secondary prevention research with a particular emphasis on Hispanic and low socioeconomic status Caucasian groups who are at the highest risk for advanced disease. It is a joint partnership with Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, and part of a larger nationwide War on Melanoma- Federation of States.

Public Health Needs of Cancer Survivors

A smartphone app is being tested and developed with the aim to help informal caregivers create and implement home-based care for cancer survivors. This is in partnership with Public Health Institute, Medable, and Duke Health and is funded through a NIH SBIR grant.

Policy, Systems & Environmental Changes

In partnership with San Mateo County Health Systems and local organizations, a coalition is fostering community organizing and driving local policies across the county to control tobacco retail and environmental exposure.

Cancer Control  

Stanford is working with partners, including BACHAC, on upcoming projects to promote and facilitate diverse participation in clinical research. 

Community Education

The SCI hosts the annual Breast Cancer & African Americans (BCAA) Conference, which focuses on breast cancer disparities in African American populations in the Greater SF Bay Area and surrounding counties. Event includes informative dialogue with clinicians, researchers, health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders in the African American community.