Going for Gold is an initiative with HBCUs to advance equitable cancer care. Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama shared in a press release to the media that it is the “first institution of higher learning in the State of Alabama to join” this multi-year project.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer launched Going for Gold which is a non-profit that “works to develop and implement initiatives that reduce the risk of cancer for communities.” Also, the “CEO Roundtable on Cancer has data-sharing systems and wellness and prevention programs for its partners that will be pillars of the new Going for Gold initiative.”

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Stillman College President, Dr. Cynthia Warrick said that “Stillman College will contribute significantly to the knowledge and training of underserved undergraduates about the disproportionate impact of cancer in the African American Community. Our research demonstrates the great need for more knowledge regarding preventive health activities, beginning earlier in life to address breast, colon, and prostate cancer health disparities. Going for Gold will help improve this outcome, and we are elated to participate.”

This incredible partnership will also connect Stillman college students, faculty, and staff to have access and the ability to contribute to the CEO Roundtable’s Project Data Sphere. That platform is an “open-access digital platform for aggregating and analyzing data to advance health equity efforts.”

The Dean of Student Life at Stillman College, Marcus Kennedy said that he is excited that students will have an opportunity to develop professionally. He feels they can expand through “community outreach, or organizing and running health fairs to educate students and the broader community, not just about cancer, but general wellness and holistic care.”

After meeting Gold Standard benchmarks, Kennedy said that Stillman “will have access to expand its student supports through health modules, events, and even financial support for student ambassadors to promote wellness across campus and engage in health research

Stillman also will have access to grant monies through the initiative to enhance campus health programs and education and support professional development for students.”

Recognizing that history has been made with the relationship with HBCUs, Robert J. Brown, ambassador for the initiative and CEO of B&C International, a CEO Roundtable on Cancer partner said “Health safety and health education are top priorities in our nation and will continue to be a driving force as we strive to reach our Going for Gold standard.”

(Source) Click here for the full Stillman College press release.

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