C.E.C.A.P Project – Cancer Education and Cultural Awareness Project

The CECAP Project is a nationwide project that is designed to provide programmatic and organizational support to strengthen efforts to eliminate health disparities.  The project delivers culturally competent capacity building assistance to Community-Based Organizations, Faith Based organizations, Health Departments, hospitals, colleges and universities and other local and national organizations serving African American populations relative to breast, cervical, and prostate cancer.  CECAP offers programmatic and skills building support to organizations through the following courses:

  • Programmatic Support

    • Cancer Prevention for African Americans: 2-day course designed to enhance participants’ ability to serve as advocates who will promote breast, prostate and cervical cancer prevention in African American communities through education and training.
  • Skills Building

    • African American Cultural Competency: 1-day interactive course that is designed to teach cultural competence skills for designing more effective health promotion strategies and interventions through interactive discussion and assessment of individual capacity and readiness,  cultural competence development and maintenance.
    • Program Infrastructure and Management (PIM):  1-day course designed to assist participants in responding effectively to the health needs of their communities by providing tools for advocating, designing, implementing and evaluating prevention programs through a systematic planning process.
  • CECAP Factsheets


CECAP Services 

CECEP services are available to hospitals, institutions of higher learning, and community and faith-based organizations through out the United States who are interested in incorporating Cancer Prevention into their program services.  If you would like to attend a skills building training or request specialized services for your organizations please utilize our online request system. 

Online Request Form


CECAP Staff:

Program Manager:
Antwan Nicholson, MA
(601) 898.0000 Ext. 107

Project Coordinator:
Nakeitra Hill, MS, CHES
(601) 898-0000 Ext. 108



Funding Source: CDC under announcement DP08-815