Weaving an Islander Network for Cancer for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (WINCART) is a unique collaborative community participatory effort to reduce cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders in Southern California. The WINCART network involves Pacific-Islander serving community-based agencies (Guam Communications Network, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Pacific Islander Health Partnership, Samoan National Nurses Association, Tongan Community Service Center/Special Service for Groups, Inc., and Union of Pan Asian Communities) along with researchers from 3 universities (California State University-Fullerton, Claremont Graduate University, University of Southern California). Together, we are working to promote community education, research and training for five of Southern California’s Pacific Islander populations: Chamorros, Marshallese, Native Hawaiians, Samoans, and Tongans.
We hope that this website is a valuable resource to you, and we invite you to join us in promoting community education and future collaboration towards reducing cancer incidence and mortality in our many Pacific Islander communities. Thank you!
Sora Park Tanjasiri, Dr.PH, M.P.H.
WINCART Principal Investigator
Professor, Cal State Fullerton