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Advocacy and Public Policy


Shaan Trotter (left) at the 2011 White House Health Disparities Conference


Taking Part in Illinois Cancer Control Partnership


Thapelo Institute - Men's Health Screening

The OEMH coordinates advocacy and public policy efforts focused primarily on cancer health disparities. This office actively monitors, responds and participates in national and local policy and industry initiatives to shape and guide issues that have high impact on cancer care, including diversity, disparities in outcomes of care, and other social determinants of health. Key priorities are to foster primary prevention and early detection initiatives with community-based organizations and medically underserved populations; to increase access to cancer care for underserved communities; and to improve awareness and participation in research and clinical trials.

Current efforts include the following: