What is The Partnership?
The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island is a passionate group of survivors, caregivers, health care providers, and advocates who are working together to reduce the burden of cancer in Rhode Island.
Specifically, the Partnership:
Works to bridge the gaps in the cancer care system by forming partnerships and fostering collaboration
Values strong leadership in engaging its many dedicated members in cooperative, mission driven work to improve cancer survivorship within our state
Works to improve the quality of care and the possibility of earlier detection in order to assure survivors of better outcomes
Partnership members work collaboratively to:
Educate and advocate on cancer issues
Increase early detection and prevention of cancer by promoting screening and evidence-based risk reduction and health promotion programs
Ensure Rhode Islanders have access to excellent care, treatment, and support services
Implement policy, systems, and environmental change interventions to guide sustainable cancer control
Our signature event is our RI Annual Cancer Summit, known for providing dynamic speakers on cutting edge topics of interest to survivors, caregivers and healthcare providers. We pride ourselves in highlighting gaps in services and addressing health disparities that exist across all cancers such as in the LGBTQ+, Latinx and Black communities. Other projects include: the Skin Check screening program, supporting an ovarian cancer task force under a CDC grant, and supporting legislative advocacy to improve screening for gynecological and colorectal cancers. Learn more on our Events, Prevention, Treatment, and Survivorship pages!