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Community Breast Health Education for Immigrants and Refugees: Lessons Learned in Outreach Efforts to Reduce Cancer Disparities. J Cancer Educ 2018 Aug 09

Date

08/10/2018

Pubmed ID

30091014

DOI

10.1007/s13187-018-1412-y

Abstract

Community-academic partnerships are vital to address cancer disparities in geographic areas with diverse socioeconomic, language, and cultural barriers. Regarding breast health, immigrant and refugee women are a particularly vulnerable population, with considerably lower mammography rates than most communities, including racial and ethnic minorities. To promote health care equity in this high-risk population, we developed a community-academic partnership (CAP) model to promote breast health education at community faith-based centers in the city of Milwaukee, WI. In this paper, we describe the success of our partnerships, our lessons learned, and future directions.

Author List

Kamaraju S, Olson J, DeNomie M, Visotcky A, Banerjee A, Asan O, Tavares E, Rao A, LaCroix M, Krause K, Neuner J, Stolley M

Authors

Anjishnu Banerjee PhD Associate Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Sailaja Kamaraju MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Joan Neuner MD, MPH Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Jessica Olson PhD Assistant Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Melinda Stolley PhD Center Associate Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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