Ensuring Cancer Care Equity For North Baton Rouge

This project, an Alliance initiative funded by the Merck Foundation, focuses on addressing cancer disparities throughout the continuum of care and advancing health equity for the medically underserved. Working collaboratively with Woman’s Hospital, Baton Rouge General and other community organizations, this effort will provide care coordination; patient-centered communication and engagement; and supportive and palliative care to improve cancer equity for North Baton Rouge residents.

Learn more about the Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care.

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Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care Community Advisory Board

Hope HickersonHealthyBR
Chauna BanksMetro Council District 2
Jewel J. Newman Community Center
Alfreda Tillman BesterSouthern University Law Center’s
Vulnerable Communities & People’s Initiative
Charles DanielGeaux Ride
Tyrone Dunn100 Black Men Metropolitan BR
Cancer Survivor
Sandra GlennCancer Survivor
Nancy GosserandCancer Services
Courtney HuntNational Coalition of 100 Black Women Metropolitan BR
Shirley LolisMetro Health
Renada DeschampWoman’s Hospital
Jasmin Matthews

Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Dr. Ruby Sheree MillerSouthern University School of Nursing
Lakesha Collins-PattersonOpen Health Care Clinic
Ebony StarksHuey and Angelina Wilson Foundation
Kathy Victorian

Healthy Blue
The La Capitale (LA) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

v3 2023 Merck Grant infograph