A nonprofit network dedicated to the promotion of education, services, research and policy that impact Latinos nationwide around issues of cancer.
TLCI operates from a framework of science meets service and proposes to act as a connector, convener, and advocate for stakeholders in the Latino cancer landscape.
Our Strategic Goal – TLCI will
- scale out by region, identifying groups/agencies/organizations engaged in cancer work, to develop and share best practices
- be an umbrella for disparate Latino groups to unite their voices to have
greaterimpact around cancer issues, resource distribution andpolicy.
- be inclusive of all stakeholders – community, caregivers and researchers and institutions to better serve Latino cancer patients and their families
- work in partnership with Redes en Accion, the Network of Latino Cancer Researchers to address research, funding
- develop partnerships across Latino America to address cancer issues that cross borders
The LCI has four objectives in its three –
1) Connect agencies across the country working with Latinos around issues of cancer to
- serve the Latino/Hispanic community across language and culture on Latino cancer issues
- develop culturally and linguistically appropriate programs that address voids in education, services
andresearch (best practices)
- launch the Promotora Hiring Hall
- create the Latino Genetic Registry
2) Partner with the National Network of Latino Researchers (Redes en Accion) to
- engage with scientists to research the Latino community around issues of cancer (bench to bedside)
- help grow the student pipeline
- promote increased investments for minority research
3) Promote policy and funding to address the disparities and inequality which exacerbate the impacts of cancer on the Latino community
4) Build international links with Latin America (long term goal)