Building CEnR Networks to Eliminate Disparities in Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease


Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) is a process in which academic researchers work collaboratively with community members to identify and address issues affecting well-being in communities. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and cancer is the second, with higher rates of diagnosis and death in the metropolitan Detroit area compared to the state of the Michigan and the nation. Furthermore, diagnoses and deaths from these diseases are higher among African Americans compared to other racial and ethnic groups.