Community Empowerment Partners (CEPs®) is an evidence-based peer education program that aims to increase knowledge and empowerment, and improve health outcomes in the Black community.
Originally developed for breast cancer by Cierra Sisters cancer support network in the Puget Sound Region, the curriculum was tested and found effective in an evaluation in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
In partnership with ECANA, CEPs® has been adapted for endometrial cancer. In March, 2019, the first individuals were trained and certified in the Community Empowerment Partners for Endometrial Cancer (CEPs®-EC) curriculum.
Please note, CEPs is a trademark of Bridgette Hempstead. The Community Empowerment Partners educational toolkit is a copyright product of Bridgette Hempstead. Both are used with express permission.
These ECANA Ambassadors conducted educational sessions in their home communities in summer and fall, 2019, with a total of 109 community participants across the country.
In Winter, 2021, we published an evaluation of the CEPs®-EC program, which found that the program increased knowledge of endometrial cancer signs, symptoms, diagnostic work-up, and racial disparities.
ECANA Ambassadors who are certified in CEPs-EC curriculum are located in 13 states!
Updates from completed CEPs-EC sessions!
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