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  • About Community Benefits

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    The role of Dana-Farber's Community Benefits office is to support the Institute's goal to reduce cancer risk among medically underserved populations.

    We work with city and state health departments, community partners, and Boston-based coalitions to assess and monitor the needs of local residents with respect to cancer control.

    In collaboration with staff throughout Dana-Farber, we serve as a bridge with community organizations and establish evidence-based and sustainable outreach programs.

    We are on the front lines of supporting and collaborating on programs designed to eliminate disparities in breast, colon, and skin cancer; educate diverse populations about tobacco cessation, human papillomavirus (HPV) prevention and screening; and strengthen the support system for medically underserved populations. In short, we are committed to making Dana-Farber's care and research findings more accessible to everyone within and outside its walls.

    Mammography Van

    The only mobile digital mammography program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dana-Farber's Mammography Van provides screening mammograms and breast health education to women 40 years of age and older.

    Dana-Farber partners with communities on colon cancer screening

    Dana-Farber is bringing fresh momentum to a community outreach program aimed at increasing colorectal cancer screening rates among racial and ethnic minority groups in the Boston area.

    Whittier Street clinic improves community access to cancer care 

    The Dana-Farber Community Cancer Care Clinic at Whittier Street Health Center helps patients in the Roxbury community make a smooth transition to treatment at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.

    Community Health Needs Assessment Reporting

    Dana-Farber's Community Benefits Office also engages in a number of comprehensive reporting processes in collaboration with local, state, and federal health agencies and other community-based partners to satisfy applicable regulatory requirements and demonstrate measurable outcomes in reducing the cancer burden in our priority neighborhoods.

    Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program

    Dana-Farber's Sun Safety/Skin Cancer Prevention Program works to reduce the incidence of skin cancer in Massachusetts through free education and free skin screenings for the public.

    HPV and Related Cancers Outreach Program

    Dana-Farber's HPV and Related Cancers Outreach Program uses a multi-pronged approach to prevent six types of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-related cancers can be prevented with vaccination, screening, and early detection.

    Read more stories in the Community Benefits brochure

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