MassCONECT (Cancer Disparities)



Established in 2005 as one of the 25 National Cancer Institute funded Community Network Programs (CNPs), MassCONECT (Massachusetts Company Networks to Eliminate Cancer Disparities through Education, Research and Training), focuses on reducing cancer disparities in underserved, diverse communities.

The project is led by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Although the primary 5-year funding cycle ended in 2010, MassCONECT continues to unite community-based organizations, academia, government and local health departments in three Massachusetts cities: Boston, Lawrence and Worcester, with the goal to work on dissemination of project tools and initiatives/activities accomplished through this grant, as well as explore other funding opportunities to continue cancer and health disparities work.

Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Community Advisory Group Member

Vilma Martinez-Dominguez, City of Lawrence MHTF