COE Reports and Infographics

Nebraska Statewide Cancer Needs Assessment Report

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, in collaboration with the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) and with input from the Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, developed a report to summarize the findings from the secondary data analysis of existing data such as cancer registry data and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. 

See Nebraska Statewide Cancer Needs Assessment Report

 

Nebraska Community Health Needs Assessment

The Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, in collaboration with the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) and with input from the Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, is conducting a statewide cancer community health needs assessment during 2021. As part of the process, cancer centers and community organizations throughout the state were asked to help recruit cancer patients/survivors and caregivers to participate in a series of listening sessions. The listening sessions used a structured facilitation guide and poll questions to solicit participants’ perspectives about the cancer journey as well as provide specific feedback on colorectal cancer screening awareness and participation. 

Rural NE Report

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 See Rural Summary 

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See Full Rural Report

 

Hispanic Reports

Two listening sessions focused on the perspectives of Hispanic community members. Participants in these listening sessions were open about the positive and negative aspects of their journey from cancer diagnosis through treatment. Knowing how to access available resources was a recurring theme, and participants shared resources with each other during the discussion. Participants identified barriers to cancer care including cultural attitudes, language, insufficiency of formal translation and interpretation services in some facilities, and the burden of competing for financial and employment demands. The group highlighted the varied experiences of Hispanic women in terms of their knowledge of cancer, cancer resources, and their ability to navigate a complex medical system with differing levels of familiarity and access. 

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See Hispanic Summary                 

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See Full Hispanic Report           

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See Hispanic Infographic

 

African American Reports

Two listening sessions focused on the perspectives of African American community members. The need to feel supported in the journey – from family, friends, community, and treatment providers—was a central theme. Participants identified barriers to cancer care that are well known in the cancer literature, including financial burdens and accessibility. However, participants also identified factors specific to the African American community that impact cancer care as well as general health status. The community as a whole, but males, in particular, need continued outreach and education to promote routine medical care rather than waiting until symptoms develop. In general, participants indicated that breast cancer awareness is strong within the African American community but less so for other types of cancer including colorectal cancer. In general, participants indicated the importance of cancer support groups to have hope for the future and not view a cancer diagnosis as a death sentence. As one participant clearly indicated, “words matter” and how the diagnosis and prognosis are presented can have a lasting impact on treatment decisions and survivorship. 

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See African American Summary 

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 See Full African American Report

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See African American Infographic

 

Native American Reports

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See Native American Infographic

 

LGBTQ+ Report

Coming soon!

Email: ladybeverly.luma@unmc.edu to inquire about upcoming listening sessions

 

 

Publications

  1. Ratnapradipa, K.L., Ranta, J., Napit, K., Luma, L.L., Robinson, T., Dinkel, D., Schabloske, L., & Watanabe-Galloway, S. (2022). Qualitative Analysis of Cancer Care Experiences among Rural Cancer Survivors and Caregivers. The Journal of Rural Health. https://doi.org/10.1111/jrh.12665 (E-pub on Apr 5, 2022).

 

  1. Ratnapradipa, K.L., Napit, K., Ranta, J., Luma, L.L., Dinkel, D., Robinson, T., Schabloske, L., & Watanabe-Galloway, S. (2022). Qualitative Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Screening in Rural Nebraska. Journal of Cancer Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-022-02170-y  (E-pub on Apr 18, 2022). This one also has a shorter SharedIt link:  https://rdcu.be/cLB7M [rdcu.be]