The 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), graduated in August with 24 trainees. A certificate ceremony was held on August 17 for the trainees and their families. The 2017 CRFT cohort is the fourth training program for PECaD to complete.
The CRFT program is a 15-week curriculum that is based on a Master of Public Health, providing community members interested in reducing health and cancer disparities with education and hands-on experience to take back to their own communities. The CRFT alumni are able to use information learned through this training program and 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. Previous alumni have engaged in community projects and received grant funding to explore ways to improve the health of their community members.