Address: Chinatown Service Center (CSC), 767 N Hill St# 200A, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 Project Director: Jack Cheng, JD, CHC, CHPC Contact Info: 213-808-1709 (p) 213-680-9427 (f) email@example.com (e) Website: https://www.cscla.org/ Health Center Program Grant Number: H80CS08735 Funding Request: $500,000 Project Title: Promoting Equitable Access to Cervical Cancer Screenings, Referrals, and Treatment for Chinese and Latina Women in Central Los Angeles NCI-Designated Cancer Center Partner: University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center (USC Norris) Additional Partners: No additional partners proposed Brief Project Summary: Chinatown Service Center (CSC), one of the largest community-based, Chinese-American organizations in Southern California, is applying for AxCS funding to increase education, outreach, screening services and treatments, and reduce disparities, deaths, and prevalence of cervical cancer. The age-adjusted death rate for cervical cancer within CSC’s service area is nearly five times the rate of Los Angeles County, California, and the nation. Geographic Catchment Area: We will serve residents within Los Angeles County Service Planning Area (SPA) 3: San Gabriel Valley and SPA 4: Metro Populations to be served: Our AxCS program will serve women, and families with adolescent daughters, who are low-income, uninsured, and Medi-Cal insured, and who are primarily of Asian Pacific Islander (API) and Latina backgrounds. Interventions and Activities: Under the Access and Affordability focus area, CSC and our Cancer Center partner, USC Norris, will: a) provide mobile unit for education, enrollment within the service area; b) provide transportation assistance to ensure appointments can be attended; c) enroll the uninsured into Medi-Cal, and/or other public benefits, as qualified; and d) conduct community outreach within the service area, with an emphasis on API and Latina populations. Under the Patient Experien
ce focus area, we will: a) create/translate cervical cancer educational materials into API languages; b) collaborate with families/caregivers (targeted education) to foster buy in for screenings; c) develop a referral pathway for follow-up care; and d) use PRAPARE Assessment tool to identify and address SDOHs impacting equitable access to care. Under the Screening focus area, we will: a) assess and develop a referral process; b) CSC to make referrals to USC Norris for all abnormal screenings, with follow up care; and c) conduct in-reach to identify current patients eligible for screening. Under the Workforce Development focus area, we will: a) train staff in cultural competency; b) hire staff who are reflective of and/or speak the primary languages of the populations to be served; and c) training in clinical acumen of cervical cancer screening and treatment. Capacity to Serve: In total, 4.40 FTE will be dedicated to the AxCS project. Our partner, USC Norris, will provide 1.15 FTE (in-kind and AxCS funded) support to the project. CSC will provide 3.25 FTE (in-kind and AxCS funded) support to the project. Staffing for CSC and USC Norris includes leadership and supervision roles (each covered by in-kind donation, with no federal funding requested). AxCS funding is requested only for our direct service staff, which includes two (2) USC Norris Patient Navigator/ Outreach Specialists (0.50 FTE each), and two (2) CSC Community Health Worker/Referral Coordinators (0.75 FTE each).