The Community Health Justice Lab (CHJL) is a multidisciplinary research lab committed to addressing social determinants of health and the drivers of health inequity among certain groups. CHJL refers to our growing effort among our members to encourage equal distribution and utilization of health resources for medically underserved and hidden populations facing disparities due to socioeconomic status, immigration, criminal record, race, age, sex, or insurance status.
Our Commitment To Health Justice
CHJL recognizes that inequity in cancer prevention (e.g., eating a healthy diet, not using tobacco products, getting vaccinated, maintaining physical activity, reducing risky behaviors, getting regular medical care and screening) is a health justice issue described as social and structural factors that have a powerful influence on human health, well-being and long life (Venkatapuram, 2011 (External Link)). Cancer is widespread and addressing cancer disparities requires a fundamental paradigm shift in the way we view medically underserved and hidden populations.
The Community Health Justice Lab (CHJL) is a multidisciplinary research group of public health, social work, nutrition, medicine, nursing, technology, and criminal justice professionals/researchers that have come together to address social determinants of health and inequity in medically underserved and hidden populations by increasing knowledge and awareness through designing and testing of community-based interventions.
Cancer Care Continuum
The Cancer Care Continuum is a framework used to describe the various stages and progression of cancer. This framework includes understanding risk, prevention, screening, detection, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life.