Us TOO is striving to reduce the high mortality rate among minorities and underserved communities who are struck with prostate cancer. The MUSP outreach program is designed to spread awareness about prostate cancer to:
Men who are in medically underserved regions of the USA, including rural and uninsured Americans
Hispanic and other Spanish-speaking men
Men in states with the greatest prostate cancer incidence rates per 100,000 populations
Native Americans & Alaskan Natives
For more information on this initiative, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Us TOO is determined to work to reduce the higher mortality rate among minorities, culturally diverse, and medically underserved populations by providing:
EDUCATION & PUBLICATIONS intended to provide patients, their families and others interested or involved in prostate cancer with valuable, meaningful, and diverse learning opportunities and materials that are culturally sensitive to the underserved population.
ADVOCACY and patient-spouse-family support resources, while exceeding the service expectations of men living with prostate cancer, as well as men at risk (including their families), clinicians, and other individuals, organizations and agencies involved or interested in prostate cancer.
OUTREACH & SUPPORT to train facilitators and conduct meetings in local communities to extend the reach of existing prostate cancer awareness programs.
AWARENESS to focus public awareness on the danger and threat of prostate cancer, the importance of greater support for basic and applied research into the disease and the need for men to seek more effective early detection testing opportunities in the minority and underserved community to assure early detection, appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment.
Us TOO is taking a collaborative approach to this program and is working with many organizations to increase the reach of prostate cancer education and early detection efforts. Deep thanks go out to the following national and regional organizations for their participation and support:
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD)
Grace Bible Church of Charleston, WV
Hope Community Development Center of Charleston, WV
Illinois Department of Public Health
Louisiana Cancer Control Partnership
Louisiana Education and Early Detection Program (LEED)
LSU Medical Center
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
Menís Health Network
Methodist Hospital Medical Center of Dallas
Mississippi Partnership for Comprehensive Cancer Control
Mississippi Primary Healthcare Association
National Black MBA Association
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Prostate Cancer Coalition (NPCC)
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina (PCCNC)
St. Dominic Hospital Medical Center in Jackson, MS
Us TOO has received 100% of the funding for this program from a grant from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the amount $292,530 per year, renewable for up to 5 years. The program is an integral part of CDCís National Strategies for the Prevention, Early Detection or Survivorship of Cancer in Underserved Populations initiative.