The Essex and Passaic County Cancer Coalitions, after 8 yrs serving as separate coalitions, have united to form the new regional two-county Essex-Passaic Chronic Diseases Coalition (EP-CDC), effective July 1, 2012, with an enhanced mission and combined meetings. We are partly supported by a health services grant from the NJDHSS Office of Cancer Control Programs (OCCP). See our web site for more information.
The EP-CDC Coordinators are Mr. David Landry & Dr. Daniel M. Rosenblum at telephone (973) 972-4623 [fax: 973 972-6556], and Ms. Araceli Pintle at tel 973-365-5607 [fax: 973-365-2242].
Professor Stanley H. Weiss, MD, FACP, FACE at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, is the Founder, Director & Principal Investigator of the ECCC and EP-CDC. Diana R. DeCosimo, MD is the co-PI.
The Essex County CEED Coalition was formed in order to encourage local partnerships to promote cancer screening services. It is a cooperative venture from the St. Michael's Medical Center CEED Project [formerly based at East Orange General Hospital] and the U.M.D.N.J. "S.A.V.E. Women and Men" CEED Project. These are coordinated, respectively, by Ms. Aretha Hill-Forte and Ms. Catherine Marcial. Since Sept 9th 2004, all meetings of the Essex County CEED Coalition have been held in conjunction with the (then newly formed) ECCC. These meetings occur quarterly, are always public & open to all, and usually include talks by nationally recognized experts.
Please visit our website at www.umdnj.edu/EssCaWeb for detailed information & updates, including upcoming & past meetings and talks.
We actively maintain there a COMMUNITY CALENDAR of cancer-related events - especially screening & education. Information can be downloaded or printed in either of 2 formats.
We warmly welcome submission of information about relevant events & other timely news: CONTACT either Mr. Landry or Dr. Rosenblum.