African American Women

The Matriarch Circle is a community education program designed to train women to provide culturally-appropriate information about breast health and breast cancer to female members of their families, friends and the community. It was developed through a grant from Susan G. Komen® Great Plains. For more information, call 402.595.3807.

Living Proof is a smart phone app that includes over 200 video stories from real breast cancer survivors. The stories are searchable by age of diagnosis or 18 hot-button issues. The app was developed at Brown University in St. Louis. Brown has also been active in research using other new technologies, like kiosks, to connect women with mammography services.

Taking Charge of Breast Cancer; A Guide for African American Women – This video from the American Cancer Society explains the risk factors for breast cancer, screening tests to find it early, and some common treatments for it.

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