(Coalition to Eliminate Disparities and to Research Inclusion in Clinical Trials) for African Americans

The National Physician and Family Referral (NPFR) Project (a division of 50 Hoops, a nonprofit corporation) conducts patient education and patient advocacy programs to improve health matters in minority and underserved communities and to educate about health, diseases and clinical trials.

And, because of the racial disparities in health care for African Americans, NPFRhas launched a “ GROUND ZERO,” 3-year field research targeted African Americans who are mostly underserved, called CEDRICT (coalition to eliminate disparities and to research inclusion in clinical trials). CEDRICT will gather geographic,

psychographic, socio-graphic information on the emerging African American urban culture and survey the health and educational needs of African Americans toward health care education in America, and their participation in clinical trials.

The NPFR Project partners with over 103 national and local community -based organizations for patient health and clinical trials education. Key National partners include National Black Leadership initiative on Cancer (NBLIC) III and member chapters, National Medical Association (NMA), Morehouse School of Medicine, Center for Information and Study of Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and National Human Genome Center at Howard University.


Contact Us

National Physician and Family Referral (NPFR) Project
14902 Preston Road, #404-744, Dallas, TX 75254
See also: http://www.africanamericanhealthmatters.com

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Educational Outreach Components

The CEDRICT project has developed a patient and community health education project entitled: "African American Health Matters", a mobile text message service that reminds subscribing African Americans of all ages about health matters critical to their daily lives. The Mobile Health Text Message Service kicked off September 19, 2009 with nearly 5,000 ground-zero subscribers. In less than a year over 50,000 subscribers receive monthly and bi-monthly health tips messages. The companion web site, http://www.africanamericanhealthmatters.com, allows the health text message service to tap into a younger group of African Americans, and the professionals, educators and black entrepreneurs.

AACT I Lecture Series 2012