CohnReznick has pledged $ 100,000 to the American Cancer Society to fund multi-year research examining the effects of housing discrimination on cancer cases.
The study, “The Systemic and Biological Impact of Housing Discrimination on Cancer Risk and Access to Cancer Care,” will take place over a four-year period to explore the link between discrimination in housing. housing and cancer risk, including biological, lifestyle and socio-economic factors. The research aims to identify concrete steps that can be taken to address cancer-related disparities.
“When John Alfonso, leader of the not-for-profit industry, who is currently chairman of the board of the ACS, brought this health equity study to my attention and the attention of our partners , we asked how we could help move it forward, ”CohnReznick CEO David Kessler said in a statement. “Access to quality housing and quality health care are fundamental rights for everyone in our society. We are honored to be the first corporate sponsor of this critical study exploring the role housing plays in cancer risk. “
“CohnReznick’s support for this effort is key to its success,” said Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society, in a statement. “The collaboration and support of our business partners is essential and advancing the fight against cancer faster while improving tangible long-term outcomes for those who need them most. “