Connecting researchers and resources to eliminate cancer health disparities
People across the United States are affected by cancer in many different ways. Differences in race and ethnicity, income, geographic residence, education, healthcare access, and cancer research can create health disparities for individuals who experience these differences. The Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) seeks to reduce these disparities by supporting the next generation of researchers to advance the science of cancer health disparities and create health equity for all who are affected by cancer. GMaP Region 3 covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.
GMaP Region 3 links cancer health disparities research institutions across the eight states to:
Facilitate innovative research collaborations;
Foster opportunities for professional development and training for cancer health disparities researchers;
Host cancer health disparities conferences for researchers to meet and develop new ideas;
Provide travel awards for research conference attendance;
Offer an online repository of health disparities research data and information;
House an online and interactive space for researchers to share information and resources; and
Send up-to-date cancer health disparities news about funding opportunities, breakthroughs in cancer research, conference and training opportunities and more.