Cancer Health Disparities
Lombardi Population Health Assessment in the Washington D.C. Catchment Area
The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) catchment area is defined based on the geographic area it serves inclusive of Washington, D.C. and neighboring counties of Maryland and Virginia. 2016 Census tract data from the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland and Arlington and Fairfax counties were used to determine the catchment population. The LCCC catchment area includes 4,001,789 million residents representing the following distributions: District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; and Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia (left figure). The overall race/ethnicity distributions are: Females, 51.5%, non-Hispanic White, 52.8% (N=2,112,944); Black/African-American, 31.4% (N=1,256,561); Hispanic/Latino primarily comprised of Salvadorian, Mexican, Guatemalan, 16.3% (N=652,291); and Asian, 11.7% (N= 468,209). Our predominant minority populations are Black/African- American and Hispanics totaling 47.7% of the catchment area population.