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The Project IMPACT Experience to Date:
Increasing Minority Participation and
Awareness of Clinical Trials
James H. Powell, MD; Yolanda Fleming, BA; Cheryl Lynn Walker-McGill, MD, MBA; and Michael Lenoir, MD


                                                                                 severity of disease than whites for most if not all of the
  Objective: This study evaluated activities of Project IMPACT                   leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United
  (Increase Minority Participation and Awareness of Clinical                     States. These include heart disease, cancer, stroke, dia-
  Trials), a National Medical Association (NMA) project char-                    betes and unintentional injuries.3 If issues of health dis-
  tered to identify ways to increase minority physician and                      parities are to be addressed appropriately, it is important
  patient involvement in clinical trials. Project IMPACT included                that observations from clinical tr
								
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