Celebrating National Minority Health Month

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National Minority Health Month highlights the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native communities and reducing health disparities.

Georgetown Lombardi is committed to reducing health disparities in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment at the individual, community, and global levels. We are pleased to highlight National Minority Health Month and amplify this year’s theme, Better Health Through Better Understanding.

Georgetown Lombardi Programs Dedicated to Reducing Health Disparities

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Minority Health & Health Disparities Research

The Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Research actively engages in research focused on reducing cancer disparities among the underserved and ethnic minority populations in the District of Columbia including African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

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National Capital Area Minority / Underserved NCORP

The National Capital Area Minority/Underserved NCORP is part of a national network that brings cancer clinical trials and care delivery studies to people in their own communities and is one of only 14 Minority and Underserved NCORPs.


Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program

The Cancer Prevention and Control Program is the nexus for population sciences-focused research at Georgetown Lombardi. Its mission is to conduct innovative and impactful population sciences research across the translational continuum, from discovery to intervention to policy, to help alleviate the burden of cancer.

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Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention

The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Prevention at Georgetown Lombardi takes a holistic approach to promoting health and human dignity by drawing on Georgetown University’s transdisciplinary capabilities across education, patient care and research.


Learn More About: Health Literacy

What is health literacy, and why is it an important part of reducing health disparities? Watch this video from Healthy People 2030 to find out.

Did You Know?

It is estimated that only 14 percent of the U.S. population has proficient health literacy.

News About Georgetown Lombardi’s Work to Reduce Health Disparities