The Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide is designed to increase young women’s skills and knowledge about breast health. Revised in 2016, this user-friendly educational tool has been used by communities far and wide to reach young women with information about breast health and breast cancer. The guide was developed to use in interactive group sessions and to encourages information-sharing with female relatives who are age-appropriate for screening.
From urban schools in Minnesota and health fairs in New York to a health center in Bermuda, educators are using the guide in schools and community settings to teach breast health to young women. “The materials were straightforward and easy to use,” commented a facilitator from Texas. Nurses, health educators and group leaders have used the facilitator’s guide to cover breast cancer myths and facts and to encourage young women to advocate for their health.
Breast Health Education for Young Women has many roots, none more significant than Project Early Awareness, a breast health program for public high school students in Washington, DC, which has one of the highest state-level breast cancer mortality rates in the US. Begun in 2001 by Howard University Cancer Center in partnership with the Foundation, the program was designed as a long-term solution to reduce breast cancer disparities. The Foundation funded and supported the program from 2001 to 2010.
In 2017 the Foundation translated this guide into Spanish for groups in the United States which prefer the Spanish language, as well as for Spanish-speaking groups in other countries around the globe. The addition of the Spanish guide greatly extends the scope of the facilitator’s guide and allows us to reach more young women with important breast health messages.
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For a free download of the Spanish Guide, please fill out this form.
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