Community Outreach & Education

Our diverse culturally competent programs are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of audiences and are customized to fit the scope of the event and the audiences we will be serving.

Outreach

DBCC staff and trained volunteers regularly share information at community events, health and wellness fairs, and conferences. It is our objective to empower our communities to take responsibility for their health by providing education, support, and resources to live and maintain healthy lifestyles to help reduce their risk of breast cancer.

The Women’s Health Screening Program operated by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition provides centralized patient navigation services to help patients schedule and obtain cancer screenings. This program 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.

The Multi-Cultural Connection (MCC) is community outreach health and wellness program run by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Each MCC event is free and open to the public. MCC events often take place at a community partner facility which allows community members to stop by at any point to learn about breast health and healthy living.

Services available at prior MCC events include: mammography scheduling, flu shots, oral exams, clinical breast exams, HIV testing, screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes testing.

If you are interested in partnering, hosting,
or sponsoring an MCC event please contact:

Mary Jo Vazquez
Women’s Health Program Manager
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Education

To accomplish our mission and serve the communities we live and work in, we have developed, adapted, and implemented a variety of programs and resources to educate our communities about breast health, breast cancer, risk factors, how to reduce your risks, and the importance of screenings for early detection!

Yes2Health is a FREE 12-week program featuring weekly virtual or in-person meet-ups. These weekly educational programs include fitness, health, and wellness education to help you live an active and healthy lifestyle.

DBCC is proud to offer the Annual Breast Cancer Update as an educational conference free to the public, featuring leading medical breast cancer panel experts and informational resources that offer the latest developments in treatment and care to breast cancer survivors and their families, physicians, nurses, students, and allied health professionals.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) awards a research grant of $1,000 to a graduate student in Delaware to attend an academic conference related to breast cancer.

Let’s work together,
everyone benefits!

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) can partner with your organization at no cost to provide the following information, resources, and services. Our staff has worked with corporations, business, factories, elder car and special needs care facilities, schools, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about any
of the following services please contact:

Mary Jo Vazquez
Women’s Health Program Manager
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Breast Health Presentations

DBCC has the ability to provide breast health education in-person, via zoom, or pre-recorded video. Our breast health presentations teach audiences the basics of breast anatomy, how breast cancer forms, how breast cancer is treated, and how to understand their personal risk of breast cancer, how to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

Lunch & Learn Meetings

Meetings usually occur during the organization’s lunch hour and the organization typically provides lunch for their employee’s or guests to enjoy during the presentation. The lunch and learn meetings are presented by DBCC staff. Each presentation includes a brief overview of DBCC’s programs and services followed by either an intro or in-depth Breast Health Awareness Presentation.

Screening Days

DBCC plans and organizes specific screening day(s) and time windows at local imaging centers for the partner organization’s employees to obtain their routine mammograms. DBCC can provide certified medical interpretation for patients as well as patient transportation to and from the screenings as needed.

DBCC’s Pink Folders

DBCC’s Pink folders are for patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Pink folders are a toolkit of resources and information on DBCC programs, financial aid, support groups, as well as local resources available.

These folders are often the first resource someone in the state of Delaware receives during their diagnosis appointment.

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