A small group began meeting in December 2005 to discuss ideas on cancer outreach. Since then, the FCCC has expanded its partnerships of organizations, health professionals and community members to collaborate on culturally responsive cancer education and outreach activities targeting Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The mission of the FCCC is to empower the community through culturally responsive cancer related education and outreach programs. Due to cancer being the second leading cause of death in Filipinos, FCCC's current strategic plan is to increase Bay Area Filipino community awareness about breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancer prevention and screening.
Past projects include:
With funds from the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART), FCCC produced a Filipino Cancer Educational Resource Catalog, which provides a summary of cancer screening/early detection, healthy lifestyle, Hepatitis B and community resources for the Filipino community in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
For the breast cancer educational project, which was funded by Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) and American Cancer Society, the objectives included increasing awareness about breast health and cancer screenings; increasing awareness about the Cancer Detection Programs: Every Woman Counts, which is available for women underinsured and uninsured; and creating culturally and linguistically appropriate and relevant cancer educational materials for the Filipino community.
The colorectal cancer educational project, which was funded by California Dialogue on Cancer, included conducting colorectal cancer educational workshops at a hospital, church and Filipino community based organization and developing translated colorectal cancer educational materials in Tagalog and Ilocano.
For more information about the FCCC, please contact Roxanna Bautista at (415) 568-3304.