Community Documentary Review

Mixed Match: When Ancestry is the Cure 

On July 10th, 2019 the Tampa Bay Cancer Community Network (TBCCN) in collaboration with SPIRIT students hosted a community forum where we showcased the film Mixed Match: When Ancestry is the Cure. Mixed Match focused on the struggle of multi-racial transplantees with blood cancer and their journey to find matching bone marrow donors. 

PACE Center for Girls Health Fair

PACE Center for Girls in Hillsborough hosted a health fair for approximately 20 students’ ages between 12 and 18 years old. Students from the 2019 CREP cohort had the opportunity to assist in facilitating 20-minute breakout sessions on various health and cancer related topics.

Community Book Club 

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People 

Moffitt students worked together to facilitate a book club with community members and partners at the San Jose Mission in Dover, Florida. Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, explores the hidden biases we all carry based on our exposure to varying cultural attitudes about things like gender, race, ethnicity, social class and religion. The students led discussions that looked at bias through the lens of health disparities. 

Brain Expansion and Scholastic Training (BEST) Program Presentations 

Moffitt student interns had the opportunity to talk with minority high school students throughout Tampa Bay involved in the BEST Program. Students provided insight on what social determinants of health are and how they impacted their decision to pursue careers in healthcare.