EEW Magazine Health News

The African American community is disproportionately affected by colorectal cancer, with the highest incidence and death rates of the disease of any racial group.

But the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is fighting back.

Polymedco, a world leader in non-invasive colorectal cancer screening technology has teamed with NBCI, a coalition of more than 34,000 African American and Latino churches, to co-host educational events to promote colon cancer prevention with simple at-home sample collections.

The program will launch with screening education forums in Newark, NJ andBrooklyn, NY. Attendees will receive materials with information on new screening protocols, care facilities, and access in their own communities where they can get screened.  NBCI will also engage its volunteer health corps to assist congregations and community members on Polymedco’s innovative and simple screening tests.

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