Tri-County Community Action Teams (TCAT)
The “Grass Roots” Effort
“Reach one, teach one”
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Tri-County Community Action Teams (TCAT) is a community-based cancer prevention and control program, made up of volunteer teams from Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties in South Carolina.
The TCAT goals are to:
- improve the cancer survival rates & reduce the mortality rates of cancer in S.C. communities;
- prevent future cancer incidence and mortality rate increases;
- address the barriers preventing women and their families from gaining access to quality health care and referral to appropriate screening, diagnosis, and educational cancer programs; and
- stimulate greater participation of South Carolinians in community cancer control outreach programs.
To become a TCAT volunteer, you must agree to:
- deliver materials as presented in the training;
- complete simple reporting documents for each program delivered; and
- demonstrate a genuine interest in delivering cancer awareness programs to work sites, schools, faith-based, and /or community-based programs.
Note: Previous health education background is not required to become a TCAT volunteer.
For more information on the volunteer training, view the TCAT brochure online. **
TCAT coordinates and develops several area-wide events which support the efforts of each community action team. These events include:
- Golfing for a Cure
- The Golfing for a Cure tournament acts as a twofold event that serves as an educational fundraiser. Proceeds are used to inform and educate women and their families on the prevention of cancer and to promote the possibility of cure through early detection and diagnosis.
- Health, Healing & Humor
- Health, Healing & Humor is designed to challenge participants to become self-health advocates for themselves and their families. To promote positive health changes in their respective communities.
- Healthy Spirits
- Healthy Spirits is cardiovascular disease intervention project offered to African-Americans in Anderson and Oconee through their churches. To request this program, please contact Marian Robinson.
- Learn, Share, & Live
- Learn, Share, & Live is an educational program designed to introduce the concept of awareness, to show how early detection of breast cancer saves lives, and to demonstrate the connection between an abstract concept (breast cancer) and a concrete exercise (bead necklace).
TCAT works in partnership with other community organizations to sponsor and promote cancer prevention activities in communities. Their partners are:
For more information about Tri-County Community Action Teams, contact Marian A. Robinson.
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