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 health 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 breast cancer screening advocate program is currently being coordinated by My Sister’s Keeper in Omaha, contact Maxie at 402.541.5803. Komen Nebraska also has a related breast cancer screening program, called Promise Me operating in Douglas County.
To launch a Screening Advocate program in your area, contact Lori Vidlak.
The Lincoln Breast Cancer Alliance, is conducting a screening advocate program for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. Materials used in that program are available for download below. Contact Angie at 402.314.1234 if you want to join the Lincoln Advocate team.
Downloadable Advocate Training Materials:
Data Collection Forms:
Screening Health Packet Contents (English):