Community Grants

In collaboration with the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and with the support of Dra. Monica Salinas and The California Endowment, our center provides funding to selected proposals addressing health equity issues, through a Community Grants Program.


2021 Grantees

 

Colorectal Cancer

 

UMMA Community Clinic - Colorectal Cancer Screening Project

This project aims to increase colorectal cancer screening among patients of this South Los Angeles clinic by sending text reminders, distributing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits, and providing incentives to patients who complete a FIT. Funding will also support a Colorectal Cancer Awareness campaign.

 

Watts Health Care Corporation - FIT Follow Up

The goal of this project is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among patients by increasing the percentage of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits returned as well as to increase the percentage of patients that complete a colonoscopy after having an abnormal FIT through patient navigation and incentives.

 

HPV Vaccination

 

Antelope Valley Partners for Health - Antelope Valley HPV Awareness Project

This project will create a promotora-style program focused on human papillomavirus (HPV) education and navigation aimed to increase access to, and acceptance of, the HPV vaccine.

 

Liver Disease

 

Hep-B Free Los Angeles - Liver Disease Hubs for Education, Testing, and Treatment

Funding will support creation of a new liver disease “hub" in the San Gabriel Valley to provide liver disease education and support to healthcare providers. This project will also support additional inter-agency collaborations to offer education and testing for hepatitis B and C to limited-English and under or un-insured communities in Service Planning Areas 3 and 4 of LA County.

 

Lung Cancer

 

South Asian Network - South Asian Lung Cancer Awareness Initiative

This project will develop lung cancer prevention and screening materials, including a video and infographic in several languages, and provide training to prepare patient navigators to share the materials in South Asian communities located in Artesia, Cerritos, and Little Bangladesh.

 

Venice Family Clinic - Building Capacity for Lung Cancer Screening: A Model for Safety Net Providers 

This project will seek to increase timely lung cancer screening among patients of this West LA safety net clinic by improving data infrastructure, addressing gaps in provider education, and establishing consistent processes for patient outreach.

 

Vaping & E-cigarettes

 

Helpline & Youth Counseling - Let's Talk Vape

Funding will support a project to create social media content including videos, images, and educational materials aimed at preventing vaping and use of e-cigarette devices among youth and young adults in Service Planning Area 7 of LA County.

 

Cancer Survivorship

 

Cancer Kinship - Improving Cancer Disparities

Funding will enable this organization to provide navigation services and workshops aimed to improve the quality of life of cancer patients in Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

 

Celebrate Life Cancer Ministry - Ten Dollar Tasty Dishes for Cancer Survivors

Funding will support monthly cooking classes aimed to engage cancer survivors and support healthy eating with a focus on Service Planning Areas 6 and 8 of LA County.

 

WeSPARK Cancer Support Center - Provide Toolbox: Addressing Disparities in Post-Treatment Care

This project will host English and Spanish workshops aimed to address the physical, emotional and practical concerns of cancer survivors, with a goal of reaching survivors in underserved populations of Los Angeles.

 

Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation - Cancer Navigation and Survivorship Program

Funding will support education and navigation aimed at improving the outcomes of Vietnamese American cancer patients and survivors in Orange County by addressing socioeconomic and linguistic barriers.