Community Health Educator (CHE) Education/Outreach Plan Project

Period: 9/1/2010 – 8/31/2011

SDSU Principal Investigators                     UCSD Principal Investigators

Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Ph.D.                                         Ana M. Navarro, Ph.D.

Stanley R. Maloy, Ph.D.                                             John M. Carethers, M.D.


The proposed supplement builds on the existing U54 infrastructure and community-academic partnerships to develop a plan that will facilitate the integration and mutual benefits of the Partnership activities with the goals of the National Outreach Network (NON). The ARRA Community Health Educator (ARRA CHE) supplement supported the expansion of the CDCPAR Partnership activities. The supplement successfully recruited community health representatives from the communities that we serve.  The goal of the ARRA CHE was to increase capacity in the Partnership’s research, training, and community education and outreach cancer disparities programs. The existing CDCPAR Resource and the CLS advisory group provide a solid foundation to build the work of the community health representatives.  In addition, the newly developed NON offers opportunities to nurture the professional development of the U54 community health representatives staff and strengthen communication between existing outreach efforts across the nation. The goal of the proposed project is to develop a strategic plan to define priorities and to develop an action plan that will guide the U54 community education and outreach efforts that are relevant to community health representatives’ work.  A central part of the process was the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Forum in the Fall 2011.  This two day event brought together academics and community representatives from across San Diego County and Imperial County to foster and strengthen community-academic partnerships focused on reducing cancer disparities.


NCI Grants #U54 CA132384 and #U54 CA132379