, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 329-336
Date: 10 Feb 2010

Evaluation of Cancer 101: An Educational Program for Native Settings

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Abstract

This community-based intervention study examines the impact of Cancer 101, a cancer education resource developed in collaboration with American Indians/Alaska Natives to improve cancer knowledge, action regarding cancer control in tribal settings, and survival rates for members of their communities. Pre/post-surveys used to assess knowledge, attitudes, perceived benefits and future activities at baseline, immediately post-training, and at 4-6 months. Participants demonstrated significant change in knowledge, attitude, and cancer control activities. Cancer 101 provides a critical pathway to increase knowledge and promote action to reduce the burden and improve survival of cancer within tribal communities.

Supported by

National Cancer Institute Spirit of EAGLES Community Networks Program [U01 114609]; the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement [55/CCUO16012]; and the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service Contract [HHSN26120051102C and N02-CO-51112].