The Haitian Community Cancer Initiative is a collaboration between three programs: HEPP (Health, Education, Prevention and Promotion), which focuses on early detection, screening, and different aspects of support for cancer patients, The League against Cancer or LIGA, which provides free cancer treatment to low income and uninsured individuals and The Haitian Support Program, which addresses the psychosocial needs of Haitians diagnosed with Cancer.
The initiative was designed to offer free services that can better address the needs for education, screening, treatment, and support for cancer survivors and their caregivers in the Haitian Community.
Haitians facing the challenges of cancer too often lack vital information and support that can help them successfully navigate the cancer experience. The Haitian Community Cancer Initiative was designed to improve accessibility and remove the cultural, socioeconomic and language barriers keeping underserved Haitian individuals and cancer patients from accessing those vital support services. HCCI provides education, screenings, treatment, and psychosocial support programs. The educational/outreach activities are also conducted to improve the understanding of the disease, access to resources, dispel myths and increase participation in prevention and treatment programs as well as psychosocial programs.
All programming is in Creole.