Our Vision

To work with the community to implement research-tested programs that will significantly reduce the burden of chronic diseases such as cancer that disproportionately affect minorities and the underserved.

Our Goal

To accelerate the adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions into practice to address the needs of South Carolina communities.

National Cancer Institute

PRevention Research Centers

South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (SC-CPCRN)

The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) is a national network of academic, public health, and community partners who work together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among those disproportionately affected. The CPCRN, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), provides an infrastructure for applying relevant research to local cancer prevention and control needs. It is a subgroup of the CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRCs), which are the CDC’s flagship program for preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

The mission of the CPCRN is to accelerate the adoption of evidence-based cancer prevention and control programs in communities through increased understanding of the dissemination and implementation process.

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Community Initiatives

Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers’ Market

Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers' Market

The SC-CPCRN recognizes that access to healthful foods among low-income and racial/ethnic minorities is often limited. The SC-CPCRN is implementing a pilot project to examine the feasibility of implementing a farmers’ market with community partners at Family Health Centers, Inc. in Orangeburg, SC.

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Community Health Intervention Program

The SC-CPCRN is committed to strengthening communities and developing sustainable health initiatives by offering a community-based mini-grants program. The Community Health Intervention Program (CHIP) is designed to assist partners in implementing evidence-based interventions at the community level. This program supports the overall mission of reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for South Carolinians.