Survivors, public health professionals, health care providers, and other community stakeholders are working together in advocacy activities that educate the public about important issues in cancer control.
Cancer Screening Advocates are volunteers who undergo a short training session and then reach out to their peers (friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members) and encourage them to be screened for cancer. The Advocates receive special “screening education kits” to give to their contacts with information about why screening is important, how to find a local health care provider, and how to pay for screening tests. Screening advocates can be cancer survivors, caregivers, or anyone with a passion for prevention and early detection. A screening advocate program is currently being coordinated by My Sister’s Keeper in Omaha and the Lincoln Breast Cancer Alliance in Lancaster County.
In some communities across the state, residents have formed local Cancer Coalitions. Click on the pages in the drop down menu of this section for Coalition contact information and links to related promotional or meeting materials.