Community Education and Outreach
Community Breast Health Education Programs
To accomplish our mission we have developed, adapted and implemented a variety of programs and resources to educate the community about breast health, breast cancer, risk factors and prevention, and early detection and screening. Our culturally competent programs are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of audiences and can be customized to fit the time allowed, specific concerns, or the interests of the audience. Our presentations can involve video, lecture and hands-on experience. Staff and volunteers regularly table at community events and health and wellness fairs. Not only can we provide information about breast health and breast cancer but can link women to screening services and the resources to pay for those screenings.
DBCC’s outreach programs include:
• Providing breast health educational programs to businesses and community groups
• Participating in health and wellness fairs
• Educating nursing and allied health students about breast health
• Providing “Lunch & Learns” for businesses and organizations
Programs can be geared for specific audience needs, time allotted and topics of interest.
Mammography Access for Women with Disabilities
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has partnered with the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) to conduct an accessibility assessment of all mammography facilities in Delaware. Through funding from the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund, the Delaware Mammography Access Project will produce an online guide to mammography facilities that women can access to determine which facility will best meet their needs.
DBCC also provides breast health education at community centers, group homes and adult day care facilities to reach women with disabilities.
Mobile Mammography Van
Women who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for mammograms on the van through Screening for Life, a program of the Division of Public Health and DBCC that ensures every woman in Delaware can get a mammogram. The mobile mammography van screens at community centers, senior centers, health care facilities and employers throughout the state. Encourage your employer, church or other community organization to call Women’s Mobile Health to schedule the van at 1-888-672-9647.
Sussex County Survivorship Coalition
DBCC sits on the Sussex County Survivorship Coalition which is a group of cancer-related agencies in Sussex County that works together to meet the survivorship needs of its community. The Sussex County Survivorship Coalition consists of: Tunnell Cancer Center of Beebe Medical Center; Nanticoke Cancer Care Center of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital; Cancer Support Community- Delaware (Formerly The Wellness Community Delaware); Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition; American Cancer Society; Leukemia-Lymphoma Society; Cancer Care Connection; and Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Philadelphia Affiliate.