The Global Colon Cancer Association’s 2023 CRC Health Equity Grants Awardees Announced Washington, D.C.: The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA) announced the recipients of the 2023 CRC Health Equity Grants.
Women’s Coalition Against Cancer – (WOCACA) is one of the recipients of the 2023 CRC Health Equity Grants. WOCACA will carry out a needs assessment of CRC prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship in the Lilongwe District and develop a policy brief for advocacy and awareness building.
The GCCA CRC Health Equity Grants program seeks to provide financial assistance to fill specific unmet needs in underserved communities around the world. Priority is given to members in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) that build an evidence-based impact, design and test solutions, or interventions. Other examples of funded projects may include—but are not limited to—exploring local needs, validating feasibility of activities, and testing initial ideas. Areas of focus include equity driven screening programs, educational opportunities, patient support, and policy initiatives to increase equitable access to screening, testing, and treatment. In 2023, GCCA received grant applications from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. After extensive review, GCCA has selected 10 grant awardees whose projects work towards health equity in their respective communities. "
The Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA) advocates for equitable access to quality colorectal cancer screenings, testing, treatments, and care, because where you live should not determine whether you can prevent or survive colorectal cancer. As both a membership-based umbrella organization and a direct patient advocacy organization, GCCA works toward this goal by amplifying and supporting the efforts of our member organizations, by developing adaptable advocacy and educational materials for our members, and by conducting our own advocacy, education, and initiatives that ensure patients are at the heart of all policy discussions.
For more information about the Global Colon Cancer Association, please visit www.globalcca.org.