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.




Biden-Harris Administration Launches Initiative to Improve Cancer Outcomes in Low-Income Areas

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration awarded $50 million to launch the Persistent Poverty Initiative, an initiative to alleviate the cumulative effects of persistent poverty on cancer outcomes by building research capacity, fostering cancer prevention research, and promoting the implementation of community-based programs.


Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Data Collection Supplement Initiative

Initiative provides resources to study the implementation of standardized SOGI data collection at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers to assess factors associated with implementation.


Avoiding Pro Forma: A Health Equity-Conscious Approach to Cancer Control Research

Staff publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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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