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                    Minority Health Web-Based Resource Directory
                             State Partnership Grant Program
Directory Overview
Our resource directory serves as a clearinghouse of information concerning health disparities
areas, including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunizations, infant
and maternal health, and oral health. This directory also provides information regarding
access to care, promising and best practices, cultural competency, grant funding and
institutions of higher learning with health and medical programs.

The information provided in this directory is from state and national resources. This directory
was created to assist community- and faith-based organizations, health care professionals,
public health workers, professors, students, health advocates and the general public with
obtaining information regarding minority health.

The Office of Minority (OMH) provides this resource directory as a tool to be utilized towards
our journey to reduce, and eventually eliminate, health disparities among ethnic and racial
populations in Florida.

The resource directory is designed to be assessable and navigation friendly for the average
person who seeks online health information. Given that the quality of health information
should always be the first priority of any online information sources, OMH’s resource
directory’s goal is to provide up-to-date and accurate information that address relevant health
and health care issues.

The ultimate goal of this site is to facilitate individuals in acquiring information and linking
them to county, state, and federal resources from wide diverse fields of healthcare and health
related issues.

The Web-Based Resource Directory was funded by the U. S. Department of Health and
Human Services' Office of Minority Health through its State Partnership Grant Program

Disclaimer: OMH does not endorse or recommend the associations, coalitions, foundations
and/or organizations listed in this directory. The links are provided for educational and
informational use only. OMH is not responsible for the content of the individual organization’s
web pages found at these links. The directory's content displays the best effort to provide
accurate information. Please check with the individual organizations for the most-up-to-date
information. This directory is a not a complete list of minority health resources. OMH
encourages consumers to explore resources that may not be included in this directory.

The following links are provided for informational use to the users of this directory. The links do not constitute
an endorsement of any organizations. The Office of Minority Health is not responsible for the content of the
individual organization’s web pages found at these links.

                                   NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to
eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from
cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service

Contact Information
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
TTY: 866.228.4327
Website: www.cancer.org

C-Change (formerly National Dialogue on Cancer)
C-Change is comprised of the nation's key cancer leaders from government, business, and nonprofit sectors.
These cancer leaders share the vision of a future where cancer is prevented, detected early, and cured or is
managed successfully as a chronic illness. The mission of C-Change is to leverage the combined expertise and
resources of its members to eliminate cancer as a (major) public health problem at the earliest possible time.

Contact Information
1776 Eye Street, NW
9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202.756.1512
Website: www.cchangetogether.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Cancer Prevention and Control
The CDC, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control conducts, supports, and promotes efforts to prevent
cancer and to increase early detection of cancer. CDC works with its partners—including states, tribes/tribal
organizations, and territorial health agencies, other federal agencies, voluntary and professional organizations,
academia, and businesses—to develop, implement, and promote effective cancer prevention and control

Contact Information
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
TTY: 888.232.6348
FAX: 770.488.4760
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Service
The National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service provides the latest and most accurate cancer
information to patients, their families, the public, and health professionals. Through its network of regional
offices, the CIS serves the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands.

Contact Information
CIS Coastal Region
University of Miami
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Gables One Tower
1320 South Dixie Highway
Suite 120
Coral Gables, FL 33143
Fax: 305.243.6678
Website: http://cis.nci.nih.gov/index.html

The Patient Advocate Fund (PAF)
The PAF a national non-profit organization that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring
access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. They have case
managers who can guide a client through their treatment process. To qualify for assistance with the PAF, the
enrollee needs to meet income eligibility requirements, have a physician certify that the client’s condition are
such that they will be out of work for 12 months or more, and provide documentation including history, physical
exam, operative reports, etc.

Contact Information
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
Fax: 757.873.8999
Website: http://www.patientadvocate.org/

                                     BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER
Avon Foundation
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade launched in 1992, and now includes breast cancer programs in more than 40
countries. While advances have been made, breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer
among women worldwide, and in the US there is a new diagnosis every three minutes. Through 2005 the Avon
Breast Cancer Crusade raised and awarded more than $400,000,000 worldwide for advancing access to care
and finding a cure for breast cancer, with a focus on the medically underserved. Funding supports five areas:
awareness and education; screening and diagnosis; access to treatment; support services; and scientific
research. Beneficiaries range from leading cancer centers to community-based non-profit breast health
programs, creating a powerful international network of research, medical, social service and community-based
organizations focused on defeating breast cancer and ensuring access to care.

Contact Information
Avon Foundation
1345 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10105-0196
Website: www.avoncompany.com/women/avoncrusade/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides access to critical
breast and cervical cancer screening services for underserved women in the United States. The program
provides low-income, uninsured, and underserved women access to timely, high-quality screening and
diagnostic services, to detect breast and cervical cancer at the earliest stages, through the National Breast and
Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Contact Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Fax: 770.488.4760
Website: www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer
through education and by providing mammograms for those in need.

Contact Information
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034
Website: www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
For more than 20 years, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has been a global leader in the fight
against breast cancer through its support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs.
Working through a network of U.S. and international Affiliates and events like the Komen Race for the Cure®,
the Komen Foundation is fighting to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by funding research
grants and supporting education, screening and treatment projects in communities around the world.

Contact Information
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75244
Fax: 972.855.1605
Website: www.komen.org

Early detection of breast and cervical cancer saves women's lives. The YWCA offers a national program called
ENCOREplus®-a breast and cervical cancer program that provides outreach, education and screening
mammograms to women who are most in need and lack access to needed breast health services. The program
is run by women for women, through the YWCA. Free services include education about breast and cervical
cancer and referrals for low-cost or free screening exams.

Contact Information
1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202.467.0802
Website: http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=djISI6PIKpG&b=297532

                                         COLORECTAL CANCER

Colorectal Cancer Network
The Colorectal Cancer Network is survivors and their loved ones standing up to say "Not one more person
should die from this cancer!" Our plan is a three part attack on this problem: A support network so that no one
goes through this alone anymore; aggressive awareness, screening, and early detection programs; and
legislative actions. Support groups, listservs, chat rooms, matching list that connects newly diagnosed with long
term survivors, an extensive library of colorectal cancer and other relevant links, literature, awareness pins and
t-shirts are all available.

Contact Information
Colorectal Cancer Network
P.O. Box 182
Kensington, MD 20895-0182
Fax: 267.821.7080
Website: www.colorectal-cancer.net

                                      COMPREHENSIVE CANCER
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion, National Comprehensive Cancer Program
CDC supports Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC)—a collaborative process through which a community and
its partners pool resources to promote cancer prevention, improve cancer detection, increase access to health
and social services, and reduce the burden of cancer. These efforts will contribute to reducing cancer risk,
detecting cancers earlier, improving treatments, and enhancing survivorship and quality of life for cancer

Contact Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Fax: 770.488.4760
Website: www.cdc.gov/cancer/ncccp

                                               LUNG CANCER
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National
Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the
American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma,
tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association® is funded by contributions from the
public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung
Association® achieves its many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.

Contact Information
The American Lung Association®
61 Broadway, 6th Floor
NY, NY 10006
Website: www.lungusa.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, National Comprehensive Cancer Program
CDC maintains this Web site to increase awareness and knowledge about lung cancer, and to provide
resources for preventing and controlling lung cancer. The site presents information about disease burden, risk
factors, and risk modification, as well as screening recommendations, a review of CDC's activities in lung cancer
control, and links to additional resources. For lung cancer survivors, the site offers definitions and links to
information about diagnosis, staging, treatment, supportive care, management of side effects, clinical trials, and
support groups.

Contact Information
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-64
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
TTY: 888.232.6348
FAX: 770.488.4760
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/index.htm

                                            OVARIAN CANCER
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
NOCC is the leading ovarian cancer public information and education organization in the United States. NOCC
initiated the first toll free ovarian cancer information line, which maintains the most comprehensive website for
ovarian cancer support in the world.

Contact Information
500 NE Spanish River Blvd., Suite 8
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: 561.393.7275
Website: www.ovarian.org

                                STATE-LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS
Florida Cancer Data System
The Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS) is Florida's statewide, population-based cancer registry and has been
collecting incidence data since 1981 when it was contracted by the State of Florida Department of Health in
1978 to design and implement the registry. The University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine has been
maintaining FCDS (http://fcds.med.miami.edu) since that time. The FCDS is wholly supported by the State of
Florida Department of Health, the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami,
Miller School of Medicine.

Contact Information
Florida Cancer Data System
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami School of Medicine
Post Office Box 016960 (D4-11)
Miami, FL 33101
Fax: 305.243.4871
Website: http://fcds.me.miami.edu

                                  BREAST & CERVICAL CANCER
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Established in 1994, the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is a breast and cervical
cancer screening program that provides reduced-cost or free mammograms, clinical breast exams and Pap
smears to low-income, uninsured women between the ages of 50 and 64. The program is funded by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection
Program serving 50 states, 14 Indian Tribes, and 7 territories. The program has 16 lead sites that ensure
statewide access to services.

Contact Information
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Florida Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1723
Fax: 850.921.8510
Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/bcc/

                                     COMPREHENSIVE CANCER

Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
The Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Program, in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion, started in 2001. Funding for the CCC Program is through a cooperative agreement with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement cancer prevention and education programming
with a focus on the following cancers: colorectal, lung, ovarian, prostate, and skin. The main objective of the
cooperative agreement is to reduce the cancer burden through a collaborative effort with public and private
partners throughout Florida. This is accomplished through on-going efforts with the existing Governor-appointed
Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (C-CRAB [sic]), Cancer Information Services, American Cancer
Society, Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative (FCCCI), cancer survivors and other cancer
stakeholders throughout Florida.

Contact Information
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1744
Fax: 850.414.6625
Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/family/cancer

                                             OVARIAN CANCER

Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida
The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida unites diverse individuals, organizations and health care providers
throughout Florida, working together for change and providing resources, education and support for early
detection and treatment that will help save women's lives.

Contact Information
1855 West SR 434, Suite 282
Longwood, FL 32750
Fax: 407.339.0029
Website: http://www.ocaf.org/

                                NATIONAL EDUCATION CENTERS
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional support services
to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved.
CancerCare programs – including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help – are provided
by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare now
provides individual help to more than 90,000 people each year, in addition to the 1.4 million people who gain
information and resources from its website.

Contact Information
CancerCare National Office
275 Seventh Ave.
Floor 22
New York, NY 10001
Fax: 212.712.8495
Website: www.cancercare.org
                                             BREAST CANCER
The Breast Cancer Site

The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help offer free mammograms to women in need-women for whom early
detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a
clear leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.
The issue of breast cancer is painfully close to many people's hearts. Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed
with breast cancer and 43,300 die. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by a breast
cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one. The Breast Cancer Site provides a feel-good way to help promote
awareness and prevent breast cancer deaths every day through easy online activities.

Contact Information
The Breast Cancer Site
One Union Square
600 University Street, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101
Website: www.thebreastcancersite.com

                                            CERVICAL CANCER

National Cervical Cancer Coalition
The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) founded in 1997, is a grassroots nonprofit organization
dedicated to serving women with, or at risk for, cervical cancer and HPV disease. The NCCC is a growing
coalition of women and family members/caregivers battling cervical cancer issues, women's groups,
cytotechnologists, pathologists, laboratories, technology companies, cancer researchers, hospitals,
organizations providing cervical cancer screening programs, other related associations, both national and
worldwide, that are interested in a grass roots campaign to educate the public about cervical cancer prevention
and outreach, new screening and treatment options, cervical cancer screening and follow-up programs, HPV,
the limitations of the Pap smear AND its overwhelming success as a screening tool for clinicians. The NCCC
places a very special and personal focus on providing outreach support to women and family members going
through the battle against cancer.

Contact Information
National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC)
7247 Hayvenhurst Ave. Suite A-7
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Fax: 818.780.8199
Website: www.nccc-online.org

                                              LUNG CANCER
Lung Cancer Alliance

The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to patient support and
advocacy for people living with lung cancer or those at risk for the disease. Our initiatives aim to educate public
policy leaders of the need for greater resources for lung cancer research while changing the face of lung cancer
and reducing the stigma associated with the disease. We offer unique patient education and support programs
focused on helping people directly affected by lung cancer.

Contact Information
The Lung Cancer Alliance
888 16th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Website: www.lungcanceralliance.org

                                            PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN)
PHEN’s primary mission is to increase prostate health education and awareness among the men at highest risk
for prostate cancer in the United states, African Americans. Saving lives through early detection and eliminating
the African American prostate cancer disparity is PHEN's education and awareness goal. PHEN's mission also
includes efforts to increase the overall support and resources to wage a war on prostate cancer that will
eventually lead to a cure for the disease.

Contact Information
One Adams Place
859 Willard Street
Suite 400
Quincy, MA 02169
Fax: 781.487.7444
Website: http://prostatehealthed.org/page.php?id=26

                              STATEWIDE EDUCATION CENTERS
                                            CERVICAL CANCER
Mayo Clinic
Cervical Cancer
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of
complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs. You will see as many doctors,
specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable
answers and effective treatment.

Contact Information
Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
 Website: www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer/DS00167

                          RESEARCH-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality—the nation's lead Federal agency for research on
health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety. The mission of this organization is to improve the
quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.

Contact Information
AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8547
TTY: 888.586.6340
Website: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/cps3dix.htm#cancer

Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
The Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation is a national, nonprofit health foundation whose mission is the
prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research and education.
The Foundation focuses its energies and resources on those cancers—including lung, breast, prostate,
colorectal, cervical, skin, oral and testicular—that can be prevented through lifestyle changes or detection and
treatment in their early stages.

Contact Information
Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation
1600 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.836.4413
Website: www.preventcancer.org

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and
cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step
further in fighting this disease. As part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) -Comprehensive
Cancer Centers, Moffitt focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid
translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care.

Contact Information
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
University of South Florida
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Moffitt Cancer Center Switchboard
813.745.4673 or 800.456.3434
Website: www.moffitt.org

National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight
agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal
agency for cancer research and training. The National Cancer Act of 1971 broadened the scope and

responsibilities of the NCI and created the National Cancer Program. Over the years, legislative amendments
have maintained the NCI authorities and responsibilities and added new information dissemination mandates as
well as a requirement to assess the incorporation of state-of-the-art cancer treatments into clinical practice.
The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research,
training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention,
and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families
of cancer patients.

Contact Information
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
TTY: 800.332.8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

                                          PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Formerly CaPCure, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's largest philanthropic source of support
for prostate cancer research. The PCF has a single goal: To find better treatments and a cure for recurrent
prostate cancer. The PCF’s Scientific Retreat convenes leading cancer researchers, physicians, government
officials, the biopharmaceutical industry and others each year to discuss new developments and remove
barriers that impede progress.

Contact Information
Prostate Cancer Foundation
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fax: 310.570.4701
Website: www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

Prostate Cancer Research Institute
The objective of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute (PCRI) is to educate patients and their families about
prostate cancer. This includes new advances in diagnosis, staging, treatments and available resources. PCRI
believes that a patient who understands his disease and treatment is empowered to communicate more
effectively with his physicians and obtain a better outcome. PCRI intends to use all available communication
tools to accomplish this most important objective.

Contact Information
Prostate Cancer Research Institute
5777 W. Century Blvd., Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Fax: 310.743.2113
Website: www.prostate-cancer.org


Centers for Disease Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Office on Smoking and Health
The Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is a division within the National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), which is one of the centers within the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) OSH is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at
preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting
nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.

Contact Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
MS K-40
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Website: www.cdc.gov/tobacco

                            SPECIAL POPULATION PROGRAMS
                                  MIGRANT WORKER PROGRAMS
The Call for Health Program
The Call for Health Program was created by NCFH for the purpose of providing continuity of access to care, and
filling the gap in places where there are no Community/Migrant Health Centers.

Contact Information
1770 FM 967
Buda, TX 78610
Website: http://www.ncfh.org/index.php

                                  AFRICAN AMERICANS/BLACKS

African American Breast Cancer Alliance
The African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. (AABCA) of Minnesota, was founded in October 1990 by
Black women who had experienced breast cancer. The AABCA is dedicated to providing hope, awareness,

education, emotional and social support to breast cancer survivors, their family members and the community.
Information and action is particularly important because Black women tend to have more aggressive breast
cancers at younger ages and benefit from earlier detection and aggressive treatments.

The AABCA has been recognized locally and nationally for its collaborative efforts and innovative educational
materials. Being There!, our motto and title of our breast cancer information brochure for Black women, seeks to
empower women to take charge of their health and take care of their lives by becoming knowledgeable about
breast cancer.

Contact Information
PO Box 8981
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Fax: 612.827.2977
Website: http://www.geocities.com/aabcainc/

African Americans & Cancer
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the
unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the
United States and its associated territories.

Contact Information
Intercultural Cancer Council
1709 Dryden, Suite 1025
Houston, TX 77030
Fax: 713.798.6222
Website: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs1.htm

Black Women's Health
BlackWomensHealth.com has a simple philosophy and mission: to be the premier Internet site dedicated to
promoting the physical, mental and spiritual wellness of today’s African American woman. Furthermore, the site
will educate and empower women on ways to improve their health status in an effort to live happier, more
productive lives.

This is an exciting, informative and interactive web site dedicated to promoting the physical, mental and spiritual
wellness of today’s African American woman. With so many stressors in today’s hectic and fast-paced world, it
is important to have a web site were you can go to "breathe" and nourish your mind, body and soul.

As practicing physicians, we are encouraged that a growing number of African American women are taking an
interest in improving their health. We also realize, however, that African American women are still suffering from
diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, AIDS and many other diseases at higher rates than other women. It does
not have to be this way! Living a healthier lifestyle can prevent most of these illnesses. You can live a happier,
more productive life when you feel good about yourself, get regular exercise and eat right.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.blackwomenshealth.com/2006/index.php

Sisters Network
Sisters Network® Inc is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that
breast cancer has in the African American Community.

Contact Information

8787 Woodway Drive
Suite 4206
Houston, TX 77063
Fax: 713.780.8998
Website: http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org/default.asp

Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors Support Project
The mission of Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivor Support Project is to provide psychosocial for you and
your loved ones, provide crisis intervention for you and your loved ones, provide breast health education to
community members at large, offer knowledge focused on early detection, commit to effecting public policy,
commit to social change regarding breast health awareness, support culturally sensitive research, as well as
lobby on both state and federal levels for breast cancer legislation.

Contact Information
301 N. Prairie Ave., Suite #420
Inglewood, CA 90301
Fax: 310.330.5144
Website: http://www.wocbcssp.net/

Women of Essence
Women of Essence is committed to increasing local and national attention on the devastating impact of breast
cancer on the African-American community. The primary objective of this organization is to provide a strong
support base and an emotional safe haven for breast cancer survivors to express their fears, frustrations, and
concerns. We provide updates breast cancer educational information, to teach each member and non-member
how to take responsibility for their own health, so that they can reclaim a sense of control in their lives.

Contact Information
Website: http://womenofessence.org/

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to
promoting policy, program, and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian American, Native
Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander (AA,NHOPI) communities. Founded in 1986, APIAHF approaches activities
with the philosophy of coalition-building and developing capacity within local AA,NHOPI communities. We
advocate on health issues of significance to AA,NHOPI communities, conduct community-based technical
assistance and training, provide health and U.S. Census data analysis and information dissemination, and
convene regional and national conferences on AA,NHOPI health.

Contact Information
450 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94108
Website: http://www.apiahf.org/

Asian American Women & Cancer
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the
unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the
United States and its associated territories.

Contact Information
Intercultural Cancer Council
1709 Dryden, Suite 1025
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.798.4617
Fax: 713.798.6222
Website: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs3.htm

National Asian Women's Health Organization
NAWHO is a national non-profit health organization with a mission to achieve health equity for Asian women
and families. Our goals are: To raise awareness about the health needs of Asian Americans
through research and education; To support Asian Americans as decision-makers through leadership
development and advocacy; and To strengthen systems serving Asian Americans through partnerships
and capacity building.

Contact Information
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Fax: 415.773.2872
Website: http://www.nawho.org/


Círculo de Vida
In the field of cancer, many of the inroads to increasing language-specific psychosocial support in the San
Francisco Bay Area can be directly attributed to Círculo de Vida (Circle of Life). Founded in 1992, Círculo de
Vida (CDV) was the first successful Spanish-language support group program in the greater Bay Area, and has
since been a model for groups in Union City, Pittsburg, and Watsonville. Founded on the principles of familismo
(the importance of the family unit) and personalismo (the importance of warm interpersonal relationships)
Círculo de Vida provides an invaluable and unparalleled service to Latinos living with cancer and their loved
ones - most of them immigrants, low-income, and without health insurance - as they navigate a frightening
illness and an increasingly complex medical system. Círculo's experienced staff help translate for the patient
and physician at the time of diagnosis, offer in-hospital and in-home support during surgery and treatment,
provide a wide range of Spanish-language support groups for the patients and their children, as well as case
management, resource referrals and in-home support for the terminally ill.

Contact Information
Cancer Support and Resource Center
2601 Mission Street, Suite 702
San Francisco, CA 94110
Fax: 415.648.6291
Website: http://www.circulodevida.org/index.html

Día de la Mujer Latina
Since 1997, Día de la Mujer Latina, a 501(c) non profit organization, has achieved tremendous success in
addressing health disparity among our Latino population, because of its partnership with community-based
organizations, metropolitan hospitals/county clinics, local businesses, and dedicated volunteers, through its
health fiestas model. DML provides Latinas with free or low cost breast and cervical cancer
education/screening, HIV tests, vision tests, STDs tests, Diabetes screening, pregnancy tests in addition to
domestic violence education. This one-day health fiesta is widely anticipated in our Latino community and we

have succeeded in eliminating some of the cultural and system barriers to access to care within this population-
at-risk. We address issues unique to our Latino youth, such as teen drinking, teen smoking, teen pregnancy and
teen violence. Although the health fiesta was initially focused on breast cancer screening, it is now a site for
health awareness and preventative care for the entire Latino family.

Contact Information
3750 Venture Dr. Ste 100A
Duluth, GA 30096
Fax: 770.814.8790
Website: www.diadelamujerlatina.org

Hispanics/Latinos & Cancer
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the
unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the
United States and its associated territories.

Contact Information
Intercultural Cancer Council
1709 Dryden, Suite 1025
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.798.4617
Fax: 713.798.6222
Website: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs4.htm
Website En Español: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs4s.htm

National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s mission is to improve the health and well being of Hispanics. The
National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the premier organization focusing on Hispanic Health. Alliance members
reach over 14 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Since 1973 we have grown from a small coalition
of visionary mental health providers to a large, dynamic, and strong group of organizations and individuals. Our
constituents are our members, the consumers served by our members, and the greater society that benefits
from the health and well being of Hispanics. Since we were created we represent all Hispanic groups, do not
accept funds from tobacco or alcohol companies, and are dedicated to community-based solutions.

Contact Information
1501 16th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Website: http://www.hispanichealth.org/

                             NATIVE AMERICANS/AMERICAN INDIANS

American Indians/Alaska Natives & Cancer
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the
unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the
United States and its associated territories.

Contact Information
Intercultural Cancer Council
1709 Dryden, Suite 1025
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713.798.4617
Fax: 713.798.6222
Website: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs2.htm

Indian Health Service
Indian Health Services mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians
and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable
personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Contact Information
Indian Health Service
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Ste. 400
Rockville, MD 20852-1627
Best Cancer Website: http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/MCH/W/CanBr.cfm
Cervical Cancer Website: http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/MCH/W/CanCerv.cfm
Ovarian Cancer Website: http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/MCH/W/CanOv.cfm

Native American Cancer Research
We are dedicated to helping improve the lives of Native American cancer patients and survivors. We seek to
reduce Native American cancer incidence and mortality, and to increase survival from cancer among Native

Contact Information
South Nova Road
Pine, CO 80470-7830
Fax: 303.838.7629
Website: http://natamcancer.org/page12.html

                                            WOMEN’S HEALTH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Women’s Health
The OWH was established in 1991 within the US Department of Health and Human Services. OWH coordinates
the efforts of all the HHS agencies and office involved in women's health. OWH works to improve the health and

well-being of women and girls in the United States through: its innovative programs, educating health
professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

Contact Information
8270 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
Website: www.4women.gov

                                           WOMEN OF COLOR

Celebrating Life Foundation
The Celebrating Life Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the African American
community and women of color about the risk of breast cancer, to encouraging advancements in the early
detection and treatment, and to improving survival rates among these women.

Contact Information
The Celebrating Life Foundation
P.O. Box 224076
Dallas, TX 75222-4076
Website: www.celebratinglife.org

Intercultural Cancer Center
The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the
unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the
United States and its associated territories.

Contact Information
Intercultural Cancer Council
6655 Travis, Suite 322
Houston, TX 77030-1312
Fax: 713.798.6222
Website: www.iccnetwork.org

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
This division is NCI’s bridge to public health research, practice and policy. The division’s Women of Color web
page offers cancer resources for female minority groups, including African Americans, Hispanics and Latinas,
Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans.

Contact Information
National Cancer Institute
6130 Executive Boulevard, Room 6134
Executive Plaza North
Rockville, MD 20852
Fax: 301.594.6787
Website: http://www.cancercontrol.cancer.gov/womenofcolor/

                                               MEN’S HEALTH
Community Voices – Men’s Health
Senator Crapo introduced the Men's Health Act of 2005, which would establish an Office of Men's Health in the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, similar to the Office of Women's Health already in existence
there. Community Voices provides information regarding Men’s Health, including publications and resources.

Contact Information
National Office
210 Guilford Avenue, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Fax: 410.361.9637

Florida Office
The Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc.
150 E. Second Avenue, Suite 709
Miami, FL 33131
Fax: 305.377.4485
Website: http://www.communityvoices.org/Issues.aspx?ID=1

Malecare, Inc.
Malecare, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1997. Malecare develops practical, life saving
programs to address the problem of men dying sooner than women. We are oncologists, psychologists and
social workers facilitating health care programs, free and open to the public. Many of Malecare's clinical
volunteers are themselves diagnosed with cancer. Malecare workshops, lectures, treatment and support
groups provide health education to men, their loved ones and their families.

Contact Information
E-mail: info@malecare.com
Website: http://www.malecare.com/new_page_50.htm

Men Against Breast Cancer
Men Against Breast Cancer – MABC – is the first national non-profit organization designed to provide targeted
support services to educate and empower men to be effective caregivers when breast cancer strikes a female
loved one; as well as, target and mobilize men to be active participants in the fight to eradicate breast cancer as
a life threatening disease.

Contact Information

PO Box 150
Adamstown, MD 21710-0150
866.547.MABC (6222)
Fax: 301.874.8657
E-mail: info@menagainstbreastcancer.org
Website: http://www.menagainstbreastcancer.org/

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Sigma Wellness Men’s Health Initiative
The Sigma Wellness Men's Health Initiative seeks to partner with community groups/organizations and health
care institutions to reduce the incidence of health conditions that adversely affect Men of Color by utilizing
education, screenings, civic networking and activities to encourage healthier living.

Contact Information
145 Kennedy Street NW
Washington, DC 20011-5294
Website: http://www.pbs1914programs.org/pages/wellness.htm

                                              CLINICAL TRIALS

American Cancer Society
Find out how you can use our free, confidential matching service for cancer clinical trials nationwide as well as
why a cancer clinical trial is important, how you can benefit, and what you should ask your doctor.

Contact Information
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718
TTY: 866.228.4327
Website: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/ETO_6.asp

This section of Cancer411.org is designed to help you search for clinical trials relating to cancer.

Contact Information
15303 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
E-mail: info@cancer411.org
Website: http://www.cancer411.org/clinicaltrials/index.asp

ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical
research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may
participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. The information provided on ClinicalTrials.gov
should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Contact Information

Website: http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
This site is provided by the Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups, a nonprofit organization with the mission to
improve awareness of cancer clinical trials, facilitate access, and promote participation. Through innovative
programs and services, the Coalition examines and confronts key issues impeding cancer clinical research.

Contact Information
1818 Market Street, #1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fax: 215.789.3655
Website: http://www.cancertrialshelp.org/patientsCaregivers/patientsCaregivers.jsp

National Childhood Cancer Foundation
CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group,
and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through our mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the
key to the cure.

Contact Information
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
4600 East West Highway, Suite 600
Bethesda, MD 20814-3457
Email: info@curesearch.org
Website: http://www.curesearch.org/our_research/index_sub.aspx?id=1682

Imaginis.com is an independent, award-winning, comprehensive resource for information and news on breast
cancer and related women's health topics. The Imaginis web site contains thousands of pages of detailed,
physician-edited health information and the content is continually updated and growing every day.
Imaginis.com's content is comprehensive and covers areas relating to breast cancer such as prevention,
screening, diagnosis and treatment. It also covers related women's health topics such as hormone replacement
therapy (HRT), multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, and ovarian cancer. Complicated medical terms are explained
in everyday language to help you understand options and make informed decisions on prevention and

Contact Information
P.O. Box 8398
Greenville, SC 29604
Website: http://imaginis.com/about/

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
A current list of clinical trials that are recruiting patients, along with information about insurance coverage and
phases of clinical trial, are available at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Web site.

Contact Information
The University of Texas

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd,
Houston, TX 77030

National Cancer Institute
Cancer Clinical Trials
There are more than 5,000 trials available through this site. Educational materials on clinical trials, along with
the results of trials, are also available on this site.

Contact Information
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
800.4.CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 800.332.8615
Website: http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials

Colon and Rectal Cancer Clinical Trials
Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
Prostate Cancer Clinical Trails

Novartis Clinical Trials
Clinical Trial Information for patients and caregivers
Clinical trials are scientific research studies designed to find better ways to treat or prevent diseases. Our goal is
to help you make an educated decision about participating in a clinical trial and to help you understand the
clinical trial process. Novartis recommends that you consult your doctor before participating in a clinical trial.

Contact Information
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Corporation One Health Plaza
East Hanover, NJ 07936-1080
888.NOW.NOVA (1-888-669-6682)
Website: http://www.novartisclinicaltrials.com/webapp/etrials/home.do

Patient-Centered Guides
This information center has been created especially for people with cancer, and their families, who are
interested in finding out about clinical trials.

Contact Information
1005 Gravenstein Highway North

Sebastopol, CA 95472
800.998.9938 or 800.889.8969
Fax: 707.829.0104
Website: http://www.oreilly.com/medical/trials/

Stanford Cancer Center
Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Trials
The clinician scientists of the Comprehensive Cancer Center are engaged in more than 250 clinical trials,
investigating a broad spectrum of new diagnostic, prevention and treatment strategies. Most of these studies
test the effectiveness of new cancer therapies such as new cancer chemotherapeutics and drug modifiers,
innovative radiotherapeutic approaches, monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and multidisciplinary treatments.

Contact Information
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Website: http://cancertrials.stanford.edu/

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
FaCT: Find a Clinical Trial
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has a long history of excellence in conducting clinical research and
clinical trials. Through research and clinical trials, we have helped to advance the treatment of a number of
cancers. We take great care to insure both scientific integrity and ethical conduct in all clinical trials.

Contact Information
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
691 Preston Building
Nashville, TN 37232
Website: http://www.vicc.org/ct/

                                             HEALTH DISPARITIES

National Cancer Institute
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Many population groups across the United States and around the world suffer disproportionately from cancer
and its after-effects. Overcoming cancer health disparities is one of the best opportunities we have for lessening
the burden of cancer. NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities.
NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions.

Contact Information
NCI Public Inquiries Office
6116 Executive Boulevard
Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
800.4.CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 800.332.8615
Website: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/disparities


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