The goal of the Cancer Justice Network (CJN) is to help low income individuals and minorities get early and timely screening and treatment for cancer in Cincinnati. Achieving this goal will reduce the mortality rate of these populations in Cincinnati. Our efforts are based on the program of Harold Freeman, MD, surgeon, and head of the Ralph Lauren Patient Navigator Program in New York City. Our program will utilize "navigators," trained representatives who volunteer to help low income and minorities overcome the barriers to cancer care. In five years, Dr. Freeman drastically reduced the numbers of people coming for late screenings and his program helped save many lives due to timely screening and treatment.
Overcoming transportation barriers is one of the top priorities of the CJN. Transportation costs are high and beyond reasonable for low income individuals and minorities to pay for regular screening and treatment. The CJN is developing a process of transportation options that can be used by patients.
Cancer Justice Network
We are uniting agencies and people that serve the poor and minorities in Cincinnati, Ohio to create a Cancer Justice Network. For more information, email Steve.