We wanted to work more closely with the Hispanic and rural communities living in the Yakima Valley, so in 1995, we opened the Center for Community Health Promotion (CCHP) as a satellite office of Fred Hutch. By 1998, we were running multiple cancer prevention and health disparities research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. These projects use community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce the health disparities experienced by communities in and around Sunnyside, Washington.
We build sustainable outreach and research programs with diverse communities throughout Washington State. By pooling resources between our community partners and our Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium partners, we can build greater cohesion between local communities and research organizations.
Home Health Parties
Participants invite Hutch health promoters to their homes to present various health topics to friends and family.
We create health information stations with health promoters on-hand to answer questions community members have about health topics.
Radio Talk Shows
We host call-in shows about different health topics, and broadcast them through local Spanish-language radio stations.
Local Talks and Presentations
Community organizations, schools and businesses invite us to present on a variety of health topics.
Our trained and experienced staff recruits, interviews and retains study participants. They also collect biospecimens, conduct surveys and implement interventions.
Community Health Promoters