A community-driven action plan to eliminate breast and cervical cancer disparity: successes and limitations.

Mona N. Fouad, Edward Partridge, Mark Dignan, Cheryl Holt, Rhoda Johnson, Christine Nagy, Groesbeck Parham, Sharina Person, Isabel Scarinci, Theresa Wynn

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The objective of Alabama Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health 2010 is to implement and evaluate a community action plan (CAP) developed by a diverse coalition to reduce breast and cervical cancer screening disparities between African American and White women. METHODS: The CAP entailed (1) establishing a core working group (CWG) in each county, (2) training CWG members to promote screenings, and (3) providing coalition members with technical assistance to write mini-grants. RESULTS: Overall, 241 CWG members were trained. They have conducted 2800 cancer screening surveys. A total of 8 coalition members received mini-grants. CONCLUSION: Community capacity building can lead to a sense of ownership and empowerment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S91-100
JournalJournal of Cancer Education
Volume21
Issue number1 Suppl
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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