Understanding the factors that drive cancer inequities for Native Americans in Arizona
Structural racism—discrimination and marginalization experienced by Native Americans as an ethnic group–is an upstream factor that underlies cancer risk.
Improving cancer screening rates among Native Americans, increasing education about tribe-specific cancer trends, and addressing disproportionately high exposure to carcinogenic environmental contaminants are just a few aims of the Center for Native American Cancer Health Equity (C-NACHE).
- Collaborate with tribal communities to develop a community advisory board to address cancer prevalence trends.
- Create an Arizona Intertribal Cancer Prevention Forum.
- Build and maintain an Arizona Intertribal cancer website and newsletter to inform Native Nations leaders and other collaborators of determinants influencing cancer risks and to educate communities, organizations and Native Nations about ways to reduce cancer risk.
C-NACHE is funded by the American Cancer Society, award number CHERC-MSI-22-183-01-CHERC-MSI.