The programs of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition are designed to support the needs of breast cancer survivors in our communities, educate local audiences on breast health, outreach to under-served communities, as well as connect local survivors.
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Our Community Outreach and Education can bring information, resources and education to community groups, individuals, corporate and business groups, schools and colleges. These outreach programs include our ¡VIDA!™ Living a Healthy Lifestyle Health Fairs and breast health presentations. We also have special seasonal programs like Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage month.
The Women’s Health Screening Program provides centralized patient navigation services to help patients schedule and obtain screenings. This is done by navigating patients through barriers such as lack of transportation, language translation, income restrictions, or lacking a primary care provider. Our team is pioneering and growing partnerships with screening providers and employers, as well as non-traditional partners. This effort expands accessibility to mammography and other health screening sites throughout the state to reach diverse populations and increase the percentage of uninsured and underinsured women receiving cancer screening services in Delaware.
Survivor Programs bring education, fun and fellowship to breast cancer survivors, women recently diagnosed with cancer and their families.
The Breast Cancer Update is our annual symposium featuring local and national speakers on “hot” topics in breast cancer research, treatment, diagnosis, and survivorship. Held each spring, this event is offered to the medical community and the general public.
The Breast Care Assistance Fund is a critical service that DBCC is proud to offer, established to provide emergency funding and support to residents of Delaware undergoing treatment for breast cancer and facing financial barriers. The fund offers assistance for basic household bills and living expenses including mortgage/rent, utilities, and childcare, along with transportation, medical expenses, respite care, and survivorship services. More than 125 women have received direct financial assistance, totaling almost $200,000 in support.
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has several research initiatives including a Quality of Life Study, a Research Travel Grant of $1,000 to a graduate student in Delaware to attend an academic conference related to breast cancer, and clinical trials education. In addition, the Coalition is involved in the Breast Cancer Community Advisory Board.