4th Community Research Fellows Training Program is Underway

CRFT logo 300x181The fourth cohort of the Community Research Fellows Training (CRFT) program, a community training program offered through the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD), began in May with 25 trainees. This 15-week program, based on a Master of Public Health curriculum, provides community members interested in reducing health and cancer disparities with education and hands-on experience to take back to their own communities. Ideally, the CRFT alumni are able to address health disparities within their own neighborhoods to also work towards PECaD’s goal of eliminating health disparities in our region.

The CRFT program began in 2012 and has trained three classes thus far. The 2017 CRFT will be the fourth training program for PECaD to complete. Previous alumni have engaged in community projects and received grant funding to explore ways to improve the health of their community members. May 2017 CRFT trainees will graduate in August with a certificate ceremony. Look for more information on this year’s class in PECaD’s October newsletter.

For more information on the CRFT program, please contact Goldie, the program coordinator.