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Conquest - In the Community Jean Ford, M.D.

Making the Connection 2001-2008

In the Community Jean Ford, M.D.

Date: April 20, 2010

Director, CRF Public Health Grant

Based on the success of the community outreach undertaken with the CRF public health grant, The Johns Hopkins Cancer Health Disparities Research Program earned a multimillion dollar award to augment these efforts.

“Cancer screening and treatment services are readily available, but there are barriers to accessing this care that we need to address in minority populations,” says Jean Ford, M.D. As director of the CRF Public Health Grant, Ford collaborates with a coalition of Baltimore hospitals and local organizations in providing medically underserved populations with services for prostate cancer. He has leveraged this work and earned additional
funding to provide similar services for breast cancer and colon cancer.