Cork Cancer Action is a collaborative network who has come together under the framework of the Cork Healthy Cities to work on cancer prevention and health inequalities. Our vision is to work on a strategic level across Cork city to develop innovative ways to tackle cancer prevention and reduction in levels of other chronic diseases. We have chosen to take the settings approach to this type of work and focus on the community setting.
As part of the work of the group we have commissioned a piece of action research which aims to develop and implement a community settings approach to cancer prevention and/or early detection and reduction in levels of other chronic diseases. Our focus for the first two phases of the work is to look at the broader aspects of health and a healthy community with a view in phase three to narrowing our focus to cancer and chronic disease prevention.
The Cork Cancer Action network has identified our pilot area as Gurranabraher/Churchfield/ Farranree area. This area will be used to pilot our methodology
As part of the first phase of the work we are engaging with the local health stakeholders and city wide development and community stakeholders who we feel are vital to the process. We also will be consulting with key community organisations and groups around the process. This engagement process will be used to raise the profile of the project at a local and city level and also to inform the process of the project.
Cork Cancer Action collaborative network includes representation from the Irish Cancer Society, Cork Healthy Cities, HSE Health Promotion and Improvement, Health Action Zones, Traveller Visibility Group, Travellers of North Cork, Ballyphehane/ Togher CDP, Mayfield CDP.
Click here to link to report Establishing a Community Focused Approach to Cancer Prevention on Cork’s North-side