Alabama Newscenter — UAB-Trained Community Health Advisors Remain Pivotal Asset to Cancer Awareness, Education, Screening

| February 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

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By Joseph D. Bryant

In two decades, the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB has trained more than 2,000 Community Heath Advisors. Countless lives have been affected by the work of these CHAs, who provide a link to essential health education and awareness in communities most in need of access.

As the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, program officials are looking back at the founding, growth and evolution of its seminal asset, the Community Health Advisor Program.

Since its inception in 1995, the office has dedicated itself to increasing cancer education and awareness in medically underserved populations and to addressing health disparities. CHAs have been pivotal in executing that mission.

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