Day: March 14, 2023

Reducing Cancer Disparities in Tarrant County

A Cancer Care Services staff member talks to a woman at a health fair with a goal of reducing cancer disparities in Tarrant County.

Cancer Care Services is unique, relevant, innovative, responsive, equitable, and inclusive. We are undertaking a significant DEI project in 2023, expertly facilitated by Dr. Emily Spence. Dr. Spence and Cancer Care’s staff have recruited a Design Team of researchers, community health experts, and individuals with lived experience. The aim is to identify and implement long-term solutions to reducing cancer disparities in Tarrant County. 

“Cancer Care Services has a long history of providing wrap-around support for individuals and families who are impacted by cancer. They are deeply invested in addressing the multi-level factors that sustain inequities in cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. As a local non-profit organization, they’ve committed sizable resources toward co-creating a health equity outreach plan in partnership with community members. Their leadership and authentic interest in reducing cancer disparities is reflected in their intentional methods of eliciting guidance from best practice research, community residents, and experienced practitioners to design, develop and implement effective health equity strategies.”

– Dr. Emily Spence, Associate Dean for Community Engagement & Health Equity, University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Our Community Outreach page also shows how and why our Outreach team is helping reduce cancer disparities in Tarrant County.