Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) Department of Nursing and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will present a community dissemination conference entitled “The Fayetteville Area Inter-Faith Commitment to Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Reduction Among African Americans: The F.A.I.T.H Project.” The conference will be held September 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seabrook Auditorium. The public is invited.
The F.A.I.T.H Project is an educational intervention program. It was implemented to:
- Increase knowledge of colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, screening, and detection
- Decrease cancer fatalism
- Increase participation in screening for CRC among African Americans within the Fayetteville area
The intervention was implemented at Historically Black Churches and Community-Based organizations in the Fayetteville and surrounding areas. A total of 539 male and female African Americans participated in the project. The project was funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The principal investigator for the project was Dr. Phyllis Morgan, an associate professor in the Department of Nursing.
The conference will include a series of workshops and discussions focusing on colorectal cancer and other health issues facing African-Americans. Dr. Morgan will present her research findings at 1:15 p.m. Attached is an agenda for the event.
For more information, please call (910) 672-1474.
Attachment: Final F A I T H Project Program