Minority Outreach Initiative
The goals of the Minority Outreach Initiative include:
- Building trusting relationships between UM and communities of color
- Improving multicultural access to and utilization of UMCCC programs and services
- Enhancing awareness of and diverse enrollment in cancer clinical trials
The Minority Outreach Initiative seeks to achieve these goals by:
- Offering community-based cancer education and programming
- Generating greater awareness of cancer research studies among community members
- Working with researchers in development, pre testing and pilot testing for clinical and prevention research studies.
- Men's Fellowship Breakfast
- Hats and High Tea
- Body and Soul
This is a health initiative to encourage congregations to eat more fruits and vegetables. This program is based on solid research, which includes four pillars:
- Pillar I -Pastoral Involvement
- Pillar II -Activities that promote healthy eating
- Pillar III -A church environment that promotes healthy eating,
- Pillar IV -Peer counseling that motivates church member to eat a healthy diet
Initially developed as a pilot program in collaboration with the ACS, the University of Michigan, University of North Carolina and the National Cancer Institute, its success as an evidenced-based program paved the way for Body & Soul to be implemented by partners across the nation.
- Dia de la Familia
This is is a family-focused event for Latinos in Washtenaw County. The event features free health screenings, entertainment, food, community partner booths and resources that address mental, physical and social health issues in the Latino community.