Charles Drew Breast Cancer Screening Initiative

CDHCLogo-onelineRGBWith community grant funding from Komen Great Plains,  and additional support from Every Woman Matters and the HOPE Coalition Referral Program, a new Charles Drew Health Center Breast Cancer Screening Initiative targets women in the 68110, 68111 and 68104 zip codes with a specialized focus on minority women.

Initiative components:

  • Researching existing program and practices with similar disparities, populations and goals.
  • Implementing evidenced-based approaches including best practices in community engagement, education and program enrollment.
  • Offering support to the patient before, during and after screening to ensure quality care utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach with the finance and marketing departments, community engagement staff and the women’s health case manager.

Long-term goals of the initiative include:

  • Removing barriers to breast cancer screenings through education on breast health and the importance of screenings.
  • Identifying and addressing the psycho-social barriers associated with non-compliance such as low self-efficacy, fears, lack of knowledge and understanding.
  • Guiding and assisting women enrolled in EWM programs, while tracking and following up on abnormal findings.

If you have questions and/or would like more information, contact:

Tasha Tyson (Women’s Health Case Manager) 402-810-9793

Leah Margolis (Community Health Navigator) 402-810-9788

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