The Purpose of the Health Equity Project

The South Carolina Cancer Alliance (Alliance) has created a funding opportunity to improve health equity in our state. Organizations currently receiving funds from (CDC), DP17-1701 Grant are not eligible for this program.


Maximum request: $10,000.00

Letter of Intent: November 15, 2020

Grant deadline: January 15, 2021



Before completing this application, please submit a letter of intent, briefly stating your project’s goals, objectives, and strategies. Email this information to If accepted, additional documents will be provided to help complete the application below.


Download the Application 

Measurable outcomes will be in alignment with Healthy People 2030

1. Health Equity - The attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities

2. Health Disparities - A particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.

3. Access - Access to health services means "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes." It requires 3 distinct steps: (1)gaining entry into the health care system (usually through insurance coverage), (2)accessing a location where needed health care services are provided (geographic availability), (3)and finding a health care provider whom the patient trusts and can communicate with (personal relationship).


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