The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement Program is focused on helping Marylanders prevent cancer and develop healthier lifestyles. In this issue, read about a unique clinic to help smokers quit, a remote weight loss program, how HPV vaccination prevents cancer, research specifically helping minorities and the underserved, and more. Get to know our community health educators and the community advisors who are working with our doctors and nurses to improve the health and lives of citizens throughout our state.
the community level.
Education and Outreach
Community Outreach and education combines our center's programs with our community partners to bring the best information in cancer treatment.
From rural counties to urban cities in our catchment area, we want to join with you to address the cancer concerns in your community.
Wellness & Prevention
Take charge of your health! Learn more about food, nutrition, exercise and more.
Cancer in Maryland
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center has identified the state of Maryland at its catchment area. Our experts are dedicated to providing outreach, education and care to all areas of the state.
HPV: Know the Facts
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) increases cancer risk. Cervical cancer and head and neck cancers (in the throat and esophagus) are to linked HPV. Additional risk factors include multiple sex partners, smoking and Hepatitis B and C.
You can limit your risks by not smoking or stopping smoking and getting the HPV vaccine. Talk to your doctor about your options. People who have HPV-related cancers actually respond well to immunotherapy. So, don’t delay getting the care you need. Remember: detecting cancer early is one of the best ways to treat it.Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Liver cancer is on the rise in the United States. Obesity and diabetes, alcohol abuse and smoking are some of the main reasons more people are getting liver cancer and dying from it.
Prevention is very important when it comes to a disease like liver cancer. Steps to minimize these risks include vaccination against hepatitis B for those at risk.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Smoking: It’s bad for your heart!
Don’t start. If you do smoke, QUIT.
As soon as you stop smoking, you help your heart and lungs.
Need help? Check out our resources.
The Johns Hopkins Tobacco Treatment Clinic was established in 2018. Lead by Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S., the center is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, physicians and a certified tobacco treatment specialist.
Read about the clinic: At Johns Hopkins Tobacco Treatment Clinic, Quitting Is Just the Beginning
Community Education and COVID-19
COVID-19 Disparities in the Black/African American Community
COVID-19 Disparities in the Latinx/Hispanic Community
COVID-19 Vaccine | Community Education and Outreach