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Member Spotlight – Upstate University Hospital tackles colon cancer disparities

Reducing health disparities requires an understanding of the affected communities and the various barriers they face in order to have effective intervention strategies. In 2016, Upstate University Hospital established the We Matter program, a peer-to-peer community outreach program to reduce colon cancer disparities among the community’s most vulnerable population.


Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.


This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published October 2, 2020