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Cancer Prevention and Control

HPRC facilitates and conducts community-based dissemination and implementation research through the Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest (ARCNW) to reduce the burden of cancer, particularly for low-income and ethnic and cultural minority populations at risk of health inequities. ARC NW is one of eight member centers in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN) - a national collaborative effort that is funded by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The CPCRN is a thematic network within the CDC's Prevention Research Center Program cooperative agreement (#U48-DP-005013).

Expertise and Reach

ARC NW is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of partners who represent a deep and varied background of expertise that includes health disparities research, health systems collaborations, clinic-based interventions, workplace health promotion, dissemination and implementation research, health communications, health economics, and implementing cancer screening programs for the un/under-insured. Our partners are researchers, health practitioners, public health professionals, cancer survivors, and community agencies.

Community Partnership and Research

ARCNW's community partnership and research approach is guided by HPRC's award winning Dissemination and Implementation Framework.

Prevention Research Centers Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN)

ARCNW has been a collaborating member center in the CPCRN since 2002. ARC NW collaborates with other members of the network on Signature Network Projects, as well as informal working groups. CPCRN research activities include studying the dissemination of the HPV vine, assessing the use of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) by CDC's national cancer screening program (NBCCEDP and CRCCP) grantees and their implementation partners, and collaborating with Federally Qualified Health Centers to advance the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based cancer programs to clinics providing primary care to underserved populations.

Collaborations with Washington State Department of Health & WA CARES Partnership

ARC NW has collaborated with the WA State DOH for over a decade by providing assessment and evaluation technical support and assistance to support their efforts to use EBIs to prevent and screen for cancer. ARCNW's work with WA DOH has included conducting needs assessments and evaluations with collaborating community-based organizations to evaluate their cancer screening programs, serving on WA CARES Task Forces and Committees, evaluating DOH-sponsored educational sessions to improve provider/clinic staff's cancer screening practices and use of EBIs, and providing evaluation support to Washington State's Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program which administers cancer screening promotion and services supported by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and Colorectal Cancer Control Program.

See a list of all of our projects.


Our vision...

Communities and researchers working together to reduce the burden of cancer, especially among disadvantaged or underserved populations.

Selected articles on cancer prevention

Selected presentations on cancer prevention

Cancer Prevention Investigators

Peggy Hannon, PhD, MPH
Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH
Gloria Coronado, PhD
Beverly Green, MD, MPH
Jeffrey R. Harris, MD, MPH, MBA
Linda Ko, PhD
Vicky Taylor, MD
Thuy Vu, MPH
Steven Zeliadt, PhD, MPH

Selected Resources

Alliance for Reducing Cancer, Northwest (ARCNW)

Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network

Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T.

Guide to Community Preventive Services

Research to Reality

Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership