A culturally sensitive educational pilot program for men of color was developed by the DEP and implemented by trained community health educators. This program provides a series of targeted educational sessions on lung, prostate and colorectal cancers, nutrition and clinical trials. The program was delivered to African-American men from predominantly African American churches and social organizations.
The program was adapted to reach men in the Appalachian region of Ohio and was delivered to men through worksites and social organizations. A train-the-trainer program has been developed to increase program reach and will launch in spring of 2013. The program is also being tailored to the Hispanic community. Focus groups will be held in summer of 2013.
To learn more about this program or other resources available from the Diversity Enhancement Program, please call (614) 293-7020.