Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program (GMaP) is funded by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. Through a systematic and comprehensive approach, we collaborate, cooperate, share resources and information, and build capacity between researchers, trainees, outreach workers and organizations to advance research and training.
Region 5 serves Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa and Guam. We are a team of institutions, NCI cancer centers, organizations, community health educators, scientists and students. In our pursuit of ending cancer health disparities and making quality cancer care accessible for everyone, Region 5 has three primary aims:
Are you a trainee (graduate student - junior faculty) in cancer or cancer health disparities work? Want to support GMaP goals? Receive updates on activities and opportunities in the region? Reach out to us to learn more.
Mentors are an important part of our program. Sign up to be added to our list of regional expert researchers who are available to mentor our scholars and early-stage investigators.
Universities, community organizations, and other minority-serving institutions can support the GMaP mission to build regional support and efficient management of cancer health disparities research, training, and outreach.
We are committed to strengthening our regional network by supporting the next generation of cancer and cancer health disparities researchers through various training opportunities.
We also fund disparities projects through our pilot award program.
Region 5 Community Health Educators (CHE) are funded through two of the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities programs.
Working from NCI-designated Cancer Centers, NON CHEs help underserved communities through the following activities:
The PACHE grant requires projects address cancer research, cancer training and cancer outreach. They can optionally cover cancer education, with some PACHE partnerships focused on cancer education funding NON CHEs to conduct outreach activities that target specific communities.
University of California, San Francisco
San Diego State University
University of California San Diego
Stanford Cancer Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Irvine
City of Hope
University of Southern California
University of California, Davis
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
University of Guam
University of Hawaii, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
Oregon Health and Science University
University of Washington
Washington State University