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Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Jan;37(1):54-61. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1260.

The San Francisco Cancer Initiative: A Community Effort To Reduce The Population Burden Of Cancer.

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Robert A. Hiatt ( robert.hiatt@ucsf.edu ) is chair of and a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, director of population sciences, and associate director of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, all at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
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Amanda Sibley is initiatives program director at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF.
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Laura Fejerman is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, UCSF.
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Stanton Glantz is a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, UCSF.
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Tung Nguyen is a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine, UCSF.
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Rena Pasick is a professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine and director of community engagement at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF.
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Nynikka Palmer is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at UCSF.
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Arnold Perkins is chair of the Community Advisory Board, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF.
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Michael B. Potter is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF.
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Ma Somsouk is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, UCSF.
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Roberto A. Vargas is a navigator at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UCSF.
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Laura J. van 't Veer is a leader in the Breast Oncology Program, director of Applied Genomics, and the Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, all at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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Alan Ashworth is president of the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior vice president for cancer services at UCSF Health.

Abstract

The great potential for reducing the cancer burden and cancer disparities through prevention and early detection is unrealized at the population level. A new community-based coalition, the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF CAN), focuses on the city and county of San Francisco, where cancer is the leading cause of death. SF CAN is an integrated, cross-sector collaboration launched in November 2016. It brings together the San Francisco Department of Public Health; the University of California, San Francisco; major health systems; and community coalitions to exert collective impact. Its goals are to reduce the burden of five common cancers-breast, lung and other tobacco-related, prostate, colorectal, and liver-for which there are proven methods of prevention and detection, while reducing known disparities. We describe the infrastructure, coalition building, and early progress of this initiative, which may serve as a model for other municipalities.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer; Community Engagement; Disparities; Implementation; Population Health

PMID:
29309234
DOI:
10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1260
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