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Chinese American Cancer Care Access Program

The Chinese American Health Initiative seeks to reduce health and cancer disparities in the Chinese American community through research, outreach, and education.

Our Services

In partnership with a coalition of community-based organizations and service providers, the Chinese American Health Initiative conducts research, outreach, and education to improve cancer prevention and screening, and help cancer patients find cancer support services, navigate the healthcare system, and access medical interpreting services.

Our Research

The Chinese American Health Initiative utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to assess and address health and cancer disparities in the Chinese community.

Currently, we are conducting three studies:

Informing the Adaptation of a CHW Model to Facilitate Lung Cancer Screening for Chinese Taxi Drivers

Aimed to inform the adaptation of a community health worker (CHW) model to facilitate lung cancer screening targeting high-risk Chinese delivery drivers who smoke. 

A Lung Cancer Screening Survey for Primary Care Providers

Aimed to assess knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to current lung cancer screening guidelines among providers serving communities with high prevalence rates of smoking, including the Chinese driver community.

Adapting Individual Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy (IMCP) in Advanced Cancer for the Chinese Immigrant Population

Adapting the IMCP intervention through formative research, including a community needs assessment and in-depth interviews, to be culturally and linguistically tailored for Chinese immigrant cancer patients.

Contact Us

For more information about Chinese American Health Initiative activities, please contact Jennifer Leng at lengj@mskcc.org.

For more information about our research, please contact Nicole Roberts at robertsn@mskcc.org.